Famke Janssen has been negotiating a deal to return for Taken 3, and now that deal has been secured, and the actress is back for the third film, again directed by Olivier Megaton.
The first Taken film, directed by Pierre Morel in 2008, was a massive success and re-charged Liam Neeson’s career, making him the new go-to tough guy. The sequel, directed by Olivier Megaton, was an even bigger success but of lesser quality.
The first film saw Neeson playing Bryan Mills, a man with a particular set of skills, skills which he used to track down and punish those who abducted his daughter. In the sequel, Mills himself was taken hostage by a vengeful family member of one of the men he killed in the first film.
A third film has been on the cards for some time, and considering the box office success of the sequel, it has been a long time coming. Made on the budget of $25 million, Taken grossed $226 million worldwide, while Taken 2 was made or $45 million, and achieved $376 million.
Liam Neeson will be back as Bryan Mills, as will Maggie Grace as his daughter, and now with Janssen set to return as his wife, the whole family is back. However, there have been rumours that the third film will not actually see someone get taken!
Forest Whitaker is reportedly also in negotiations to play a role in the third film.