Screenwriter says Taken 3 is a go

As we predicted earlier in the week, Taken 2 ’s extraordinarily strong performance at the box office has convinced Fox executives that there’s life in the franchise yet, with writer Robert Mark Kamen suggesting that a third film is moving forward.

Indeed, Kamen doesn’t make any bones about the motivation behind another sequel, admitting that the second film’s $100m global opening made everybody think twice.

“We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers," explains Kamen. "But then we said, 'Oh, OK. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."

Neeson has already expressed doubts over where exactly a third film could go, suggesting that his time on the series is up. However, Kamen argues that the new film will find a fresh angle that might persuade the star to stay.

“How many times can she be taken?” he reasons. “It's bad parenthood after that. Taken 3 is going to go in another direction. Should be interesting."

Taken 2 is in cinemas now.

George Wales

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