0VoteTaken is getting a sequel, according to a tidbit dropped in the LA Times. The Liam Neeson lead thriller has already made $192 million worldwide and since itís produced by French action director Luc Besson, you can bet it cost almost nothing to make.
For the sequel, it sounds like Besson and writer Robert Mark Kamen will again collaborate on the script. The question is how do you write a sequel script for a movie that seems as self-contained as this one?
You canít kidnap his daughter or some other family member again, thatís too ridiculous. You canít simply make it about the secret spy life being lived by Neesonís Bryan Mills character either, that misses what made Taken so great in the first place. Taken works because Mills isnít just a spy, heís a spy with everything to lose, a spy with his powers completely unleashed in the pursuit of someone he loves. Heís a father, with all the protectiveness that implies towards a daughter, but with spy skills to back that up. I donít see how you can possibly repeat any of that in another film. But Besson and Kamen forgot to ask me before they started working on a followup. Hopefully they have been ideas than I.
Link to article.... http://blog.bitcomet.com/news/post_86897/
This good be super awesome, or a very bad mistake for Liam Neeson.