Following on from the first photos and word on the trailer late yesterday, more details have emerged regarding the upcoming third chapter in the “Taken” franchise which is officially dubbed “Tak3n”.
Liam Neeson returns as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in the film which hits in January, and this time he’s framed for the murder of someone close to him. Talking about the story to USA Today he says:
“I have to go on the run, I’ll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities. Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. They must not like me. This time, no more traveling. If my daughter was ‘taken’ again on a trip, Bryan Mills would have to be certifiably locked up for bad parenting.”
Neeson adds that the next film will see his character having to fight dirty to keep up with his enemies – one scene including the use of a defibrillator to take them out. Neeson admits his age and physicality are a concern in terms of believability and that this will likely be the last outing for the character:
“Bryan Mills wants to fight quick, using the dirtiest moves possible to finish. It’s not like, ‘Put your fists up, fellow!’ Why fight like that when you can kick someone in the kneecap and be done with it?
It’s a rollicking good story. But I think this is the end. If I feel audiences saying, ‘Come on, he’s 62, enough is enough,’ I’m very sensitive to that and if I pick up that vibe it will all stop. And I’ll start playing dads or grandfathers,. But I keep myself pretty fit and my knees are still great. And it’s fun.”
Director Olivier Megaton adds to Empire that “It’s like The Fugitive. Bryan is going to be chased through the whole movie, he’s going to be in danger much more”. It’s ale confirmed the movie will take place entirely in Los Angeles, and one big sequence is a car chase down the wrong way of a freeway.”