Neeson On “Taken 3”, Olsen On “Oldboy”

With a “Taken” sequel about to hit cinemas worldwide, is there a chance this franchise could continue should the second film prove a success? Maybe not.

Asked by Empire if he would consider being a part of a third film, the series’ leading man Liam Neeson said “I don’t see it. I don’t think it’s going to happen. I really don’t. I can’t see a possible scenario where audiences wouldn’t go, ‘Oh, come on…! She’s taken again?'”

Also speaking with the mag recently was actress Elisabeth Olsen who stars in the upcoming “Oldboy” remake. She took the opportunity to explain that she sees this as an alternate take on the same story.

“It’s going to be a different story, just because one) it takes place in a non-descript city in America and two) it’s ten years later, so technology is different. It’s not trying to redo the film – it’s coming at it from a different view. As well as focussing on the primary source of the Korean film, for our film there’s also the Japanese Manga, so we’re using the primary source of the illustrated novel, really.”

She then goes on to compare this to the “Let Me In” and “Let The Right One In” situation as “Those aren’t the exact same films, but they’re just a different take on the same story”.