Liam Neeson is set to star in the EuropaCorp and 20th Century Fox drama “Taken” which Pierre Morel (“District B13”) is directing reports Variety.
Penned by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, the story will have Neeson playing an ex-soldier whose daughter is kidnapped by slave masters while traveling in Europe.
The soldier must track her down before she’s shipped off and lost forever. Production begins this Valentine’s Day in Paris where the majority of the film will be shot.
Neeson next had been expected to headline “Lincoln”, but with director Steven Spielberg delaying that film in favour of “Indiana Jones IV”, Neeson now has a schedule hole and this is the first project to fill it.