When 'Taken 2' was released, Liam Neeson spent a lot of time saying that he wasn't up for a third film as he felt another kidnapping incident that could lead to a sequel would be too ridiculous. But money changes everything -- Neeson was just offered a ridiculous sum to return and now 'Taken 3' is a go.
Doesn't it seem like 'Anchorman 2' features everyone and their moms in some cameo or another? Recently it was revealed that Liam Neeson, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have joined the already celeb-filled cast and now we know the reason for all this star power. Let's just say, get ready to rumble -- newsmen style.
The story of outlaw bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow was made iconic in the film 'Bonnie and Clyde,' but it looks like we'll soon be getting a movie that tells the story from the other side of the law. Development is moving ahead on 'Highwaymen,' the story of the Texas Rangers who shot down the infamous couple, and a pair of true badasses are being sought for the leads.
If you make a film that does does over half a billion worldwide and then host the Oscars, it looks like you can get whomever you want in your next project. This explains why Seth MacFarlane's comic western 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' is looking to add Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi.
At this point in his career, Liam Neeson is practically the patron saint of killing as many bad guys as it takes to protect your family, so it makes perfect sense that he's in negotiations to star in 'The All Nighter.' Boiled down to its basic elements, the film sounds like another entry in the "older badass kills countless people after they threaten his family" subgenre. Throw in a few tense cell phone conversations and you have classic Neeson.
The fictional family at the center of the ‘Taken’ movies joins the Freelings (‘Poltergeist’), the Brodys (‘Jaws’), the Connors (‘The Terminator’) and the McClanes (‘Die Hard’) as those which will never be free of their respective threats. Sharks and Grubers and robot assassins and cult leader ghosts just don’t rest as long as their and Hollywood’s objectives remain unfulfilled, and the same goes for the vengeful Albanians who will just keep coming after Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his ex-wife and daughter (Famke Jansen and Maggie Grace) until they’re satisfied.
But will there be a ‘Taken 3’ to depict the next step in this ongoing family feud, which we saw in ‘Taken 2’ is focused primarily between the Millses and the clan of kidnapping kingpin Murad Krasniqi (Rade Serbedzija)?