Taken 3

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Taken 3
Directed byOlivier Megaton
Produced byLuc Besson
Written byLuc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen
StarringLiam Neeson
Maggie Grace
Famke Janssen
StudioEuropaCorp
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Taken 3
Directed byOlivier Megaton
Produced byLuc Besson
Written byLuc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen
StarringLiam Neeson
Maggie Grace
Famke Janssen
StudioEuropaCorp
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09) (United States)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Taken 3 is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton and written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It is the sequel to the 2012 film Taken 2 and the third film in the Taken film series. The film stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. The film will be released on January 9, 2015.[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On September 28, 2012, it was revealed that lead actor Liam Neeson has said that there would not be a third film, according to his thoughts the chances of Taken 3 were minimal.[8] Later on October 9, 2012, Taken 2 writers Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen told Hollywood that Fox wanted them to do a third film, so they would do a second sequel, but it would go into another direction.[9] On June 24, 2013, script was being written by Taken 2 writers, but no director was set.[2] On January 29, 2014, it was announced that Olivier Megaton will be back to direct the third film.[5]

Casting[edit]

On June 24, 2013, it was revealed that Neeson is in final talks to reprise his role as Bryan Mills, but he'll take $20 million for this role.[2] On January 29, 2014, Forest Whitaker has joined the film.[5] On February 1, 2014, it was revealed that Neeson said that he is in the film as long as no one gets taken.[10] On March 12, 2013, Maggie Grace has confirmed for her role in the film,[3] followed by closing a deal with Famke Janssen on the next day.[4] On March 24, 2014, Leland Orser is also set to play his role in the cast of the third film which also includes Jon Gries already.[6] On March 31, 2014 Jonny Weston has also signed on to star in the film, he'll play as Kim's boyfriend.[7]

Filming[edit]

The principal photography of the film has begun on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles.[11] The filming will also take place in Atlanta.[12] On April 8, 2014 Neeson was spotted during shooting some scenes in Los Angeles.[13]

Release[edit]

Fox has set the film for a January 9, 2015 release.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ellwood, Gregory (21 March 2014). "New 'Wolverine,' 'Fantastic Four 2' and 'Taken 3' get release dates". hitfix.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (24 June 2013). "Liam Neeson To Get Paid – Try $20 Million – For His Particular Set Of Skills In ‘Taken 3′". deadline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (12 March 2014). "Maggie Grace Closes Deal For ‘Taken 3′". deadline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (13 March 2014). "Famke Janssen Locked For ‘Taken 3′". deadline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Tartaglione, Nancy (29 January 2014). "Forest Whitaker In Talks To Join ‘Taken 3′; Helmer Olivier Megaton Returning". deadline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Leland Orser Returns For ‘Taken 3′". deadline.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (31 March 2014). "Jonny Weston Joins Fox’s ‘Taken 3′". Variety. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Plumb, Ali (28 September 2012). "Liam Neeson Casts Doubt On Taken 3". empireonline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Patches, Matt (9 October 2012). "'Taken 2' Writer Talks Sequelizing, Says Success Means 'Taken 3' Is On". hollywood.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Connelly, Brendon (1 February 2014). "Liam Neeson Says Nobody Gets Taken In Taken 3". bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (28 March 2014). "EuropaCorp’s ‘Taken 3′ Takes Off With International Distribs". variety.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Brett, Jennifer (28 March 2014). "‘Taken 3’ to film in Atlanta". accessatlanta.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  13. ^ LEYFIELD, JAMES (9 April 2014). "Bryan Mills is back and ready for action! Liam Neeson starts filming Taken 3 in Los Angeles". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 

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