Liam Nesson cast in Taken 3 for $20 Million. The casting of Liam Neeson in Taken 3 answers the question of whether or not the thespian would return for a third Taken film. $20 Million is a sizable enticement, enough so that the prospect of returning to the same world and possibly a version of the same scenario became moot to the actor. A $20 million pay day makes Liam Nesson one of the most highly paid actors in Hollywood, right up there with Tom Cruise.
Whether Olivier Megaton will return to direct Taken 3 (he directed Taken 2) or Pierre Morel (he directed Taken 1) has not been decided yet. Also up in the air is whether or not Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen will reprise their roles in Taken 3. If they do, expect them both to get pay raises though not as significant as Liam Neeson is getting.
Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film co-written and produced by Luc Besson, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen. The screenplay was written by Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, and directed by Pierre Morel. Neeson plays a former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative who sets about tracking down his daughter after she is kidnapped by human traffickers while travelling in France. The sequel, Taken 2, was released on 3 October 2012.
Taken was a box office success and received mixed reviews upon its release. Numerous media outlets have cited the film as a turning point in Neeson’s career that redefined the actor as a successful action film star.
On Taken 2:
Taken 2 is a 2012 English-language French action thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton which stars Liam Neeson, along with an international cast. It is the sequel to the 2008 film Taken and was released on 3 October 2012. Despite receiving negative reviews by critics, Taken 2 was a box office success, like its predecessor.
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