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Forest Whitaker Wanted For Taken 3
And director Olivier Megaton is back

29 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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While we weren’t exactly thrilled with Taken 2, and Liam Neeson went on the record saying he didn’t think a third film was likely, a big box office result and a potentially lucrative deal for the man with the particular set of skills led to the announcement last June of Taken 3. The second film’s director, Olivier Megaton, is back behind the megaton-phone, and he has Forest Whitaker in talks to co-star.

Producer Luc Besson and regular scribbling partner Robert Mark Kamen have thrashed out the screenplay for the film, though we don’t yet know exactly what will be happening beyond the obvious possibilities for kidnapping once again. Neeson is back as Bryan Mills, and Deadline reports that Maggie Grace will return to play his daughter Kim, and Whitaker, if he makes a deal, will join them in some capacity.

Though he's been on a run of higher-brow drama recently, Whitaker has been known to dabble in action thrillers, including the likes of Vantage Point. Given how menacing he can be, we could see him as the villain threatening Mills and co. this time. That’s all in flux however, as he’s still only in negotiations. Either way, Besson and Megaton are hoping to have this one shooting soon.

What do you think will happen in Taken 3?
Bryan Mills' dog is pooch-napped. Bryan solves the case with punching.
The Rapture hits, and many people are Taken. Bryan punches Jesus.
Taken For A Ride, as Bryan starts a driving school. And punches a student.
A Taken-Tekken crossover with only slightly less punching.
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Taken 3
I like Liam Neeson & Bruce Willis but why oh why do they even consider starring in these half baked sequels ? Money talks i suppose !! More

Posted by veneeringman at 10:19 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

Good god not another one !!!!!! While their at it, why not give him Die Hard 6 to direct as well !! He could well and truly finish off that franchise as well !! More

Posted by veneeringman at 10:17 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

Hack job
Ugh. I was out as soon as you said the word Megaton. This guy is a talentless hack whose only skill as a director is that his movies aren't out of focus. Why does he keep getting work? More

Posted by keniby at 08:25 on 30 January 2014 | Report This Post

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