Today, Deadline confirms that Liam Neeson is nearly set to return in Taken 3 and will be paid almost $20 million to do so. Taken 2 was a incredible hit in the theaters and we loved it so much.
Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson will again provide the screenplay for the third film which, as Kamen noted last year, will offer a new twist on the franchise formula.
Released last fall, Taken 2 pulled in more than $375 million worldwide, beating the original Taken’s total gross of $226 million.
Franchise stars Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen are also said to be in negotiations to return to their respective roles, but neither has been confirmed at this time.