Despite being universally panned by critics, Taken star Liam Neeson said he’s on board for another franchise installment.
In an interview with Fox to promote the film, Neeson was asked if there was room for another movie about special-agent-gone-rogue-runaway Bryan Mills in the future.
“I think if audiences go and see it and they like these characters, I mean, I’d love to do something with Forest [Whitaker] again, and if it’s in a Taken 4 scenario, that’s great,” Neeson said.
While Taken scribe and original creator Luc Besson (Lucy) may be on board for another film, series director Olivier Megaton told Collider that he couldn’t possibly see how another Taken movie would work.
“I don’t really see how they could since [Taken 3] is supposed to be the last one,” he admitted.
But, he added, the way Taken 3 ended doesn’t wrap up the series as well as a final film should.
“Truth be told, though, the third Taken film doesn’t exactly bring the trilogy to a definite end point of conclusion…”
Megaton didn’t comment on whether or not he’d be interested in signing up for another film if the studio decided to go ahead and invest a few more million in the franchise.
In all likelihood, the decision to make another Taken movie –financially speaking- is almost non-existent as far as the studio is concerned.
Screen Rant reported that with a budget of $48 million, Taken 3 had just about doubled it during its opening weekend release, pulling in $92 million globally.
There hasn’t been any confirmation from the studio about the possibility of another Taken film, but if there is indeed one more left in Neeson then his co-stars expect to hear news about it sometime this year.