Taken 3

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TAK3N
Tak3n poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byOlivier Megaton
Produced byLuc Besson
Written byLuc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen
StarringLiam Neeson
Forest Whitaker
Famke Janssen
Maggie Grace
Dougray Scott
Sam Spruell
Leland Orser
Music byNathaniel Méchaly
CinematographyEric Kress
Production
company
Distributed byEuropaCorp Distribution
(France)
20th Century Fox
(International)
Release dates
  • January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09) (United States)
CountryFrance
LanguageEnglish
Budget$55 million
 
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TAK3N
Tak3n poster.jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byOlivier Megaton
Produced byLuc Besson
Written byLuc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen
StarringLiam Neeson
Forest Whitaker
Famke Janssen
Maggie Grace
Dougray Scott
Sam Spruell
Leland Orser
Music byNathaniel Méchaly
CinematographyEric Kress
Production
company
Distributed byEuropaCorp Distribution
(France)
20th Century Fox
(International)
Release dates
  • January 9, 2015 (2015-01-09) (United States)
CountryFrance
LanguageEnglish
Budget$55 million

Taken 3 (stylized as TAK3N) is an upcoming English-language French 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 and final installment in the Taken film series. The film stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen and Forest Whitaker.

Principal photography began on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. In the United States, 20th Century Fox will release the film on January 9, 2015.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Liam Neeson returns as ex-government operative Bryan Mills, whose life is shattered when he's falsely accused of murdering his wife. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his "particular set of skills" to track the real killer and exact his unique brand of justice.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

On September 28, 2012, Liam Neeson said that there would not be a third film, he also said he thought the chances of Taken 3 happening were minimal.[9] 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, but it would go in another direction.[10] On June 24, 2013, script was being written by Taken 2 writers, but no director was set.[3] On January 29, 2014, it was announced that Olivier Megaton would direct the third film.[4]

Casting[edit]

On June 24, 2013, it was revealed that Neeson was in final talks to reprise his role as Bryan Mills, and will take a $20 million salary for the role.[3] On January 29, 2014, Forest Whitaker joined the film.[4] On February 1, 2014, it was revealed that Neeson said that he would be in the film as long as no one gets taken.[11] On March 12, 2013, Maggie Grace joined the cast,[6] followed by closing a deal with Famke Janssen the next day.[5] 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.[7] On March 31, 2014 Jonny Weston signed on to star in the film as Kim's boyfriend.[8]

Filming[edit]

The principal photography of the film has begun on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles.[12] The filming will also take place in Atlanta.[13] On April 8, 2014 Neeson was spotted during shooting some scenes in Los Angeles.[14] On April 24, 2014 the filming began in Covington, Georgia, where they filmed scenes at Newton College & Career Academy on April 24 and 25.[15]

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. ^ "Plot For Taken 3 Revealed, Shooting Now In Los Angeles". Manlymovie. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (13 March 2014). "Famke Janssen Locked For ‘Taken 3′". deadline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (12 March 2014). "Maggie Grace Closes Deal For ‘Taken 3′". deadline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c "Leland Orser Returns For ‘Taken 3′". deadline.com. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (31 March 2014). "Jonny Weston Joins Fox’s ‘Taken 3′". Variety. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  9. ^ Plumb, Ali (28 September 2012). "Liam Neeson Casts Doubt On Taken 3". empireonline.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  10. ^ Patches, Matt (9 October 2012). "'Taken 2' Writer Talks Sequelizing, Says Success Means 'Taken 3' Is On". hollywood.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Connelly, Brendon (1 February 2014). "Liam Neeson Says Nobody Gets Taken In Taken 3". bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (28 March 2014). "EuropaCorp’s ‘Taken 3′ Takes Off With International Distribs". variety.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  13. ^ Brett, Jennifer (28 March 2014). "‘Taken 3’ to film in Atlanta". accessatlanta.com. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ Christine (22 April 2014). "‘Taken 3′ filming in Covington, GA this week, Extras needed". onlocationvacations.com. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

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