Taken three rounded out the Taken trilogy final yr, and although it did properly on the field workplace, it wasn’t actually acquired very properly by anybody, be it followers or critics. The regulation of diminishing returns, not less than on the standard facet of issues, caught up with the franchise, however it did make cash, so is there an opportunity we’re going to see Taken four in some unspecified time in the future? In accordance with Liam Neeson, completely not.
The actor just lately appeared on The Late Present in an effort to promote his upcoming film A Monster Calls, which is getting some very optimistic buzz forward of its launch. Stephen Colbert discovered a while to ask him about the opportunity of Taken four occurring in some unspecified time in the future, and Liam Neeson makes it clear that there’s completely no likelihood of that, not less than to his data. Here’s what he needed to say.
“No, there’s not. There’s solely so many instances your daughter could be taken. Truly if we do have one other will probably be, ‘Please can you’re taking my daughter’?”
Jokes apart, Liam Neeson has a superb level. The primary Taken was met with comparatively combined reception from critics however motion film followers completely beloved it. The film had a really easy premise and surrounded that premise with a considerably unconventional motion hero with a ton of nice motion and one very memorable speech. The issue with each Taken 2 and Taken three is that they each rehashed the idea of antagonist Bryan Mills having his daughter kidnapped. In some unspecified time in the future, he simply turns into a horrible father for letting this occur, as a substitute of a wonderful one for saving her. So it makes full sense that Taken four will not occur.
That mentioned, the Taken franchise goes to proceed. NBC has picked up the Taken TV present, which can discover the origins of Liam Neeson’s character Bryan Mills and the way he obtained his begin within the CIA. The Fifth Aspect director Luc Besson, who produced and co-wrote the script for Taken, is serving as an Government Producer on the collection. Assuming the present finds some success, it’s totally doable that one other film might be made that includes Clive Standen, who’s taking part in a youthful model of Bryan Mills. Or if the collection is profitable it might encourage the studio to maneuver forward with one other Taken film with out Liam Neeson, which occurred with the Transporter franchise when Ed Skrein took over for Jason Statham in The Transporter Refueled.
Up to now, the three films within the Taken franchise have made practically $1 billion worldwide they usually value comparatively little or no to make. So regardless of followers’ emotions and even though Liam Neeson will not be doing Taken four, there might nonetheless be one other Taken film if there may be cash to be made. You’ll be able to try the clip from The Late Present for your self beneath.