Report: Liam Neeson near deal for 'Taken 3'
June 25th, 2013
03:33 PM ET

Report: Liam Neeson near deal for 'Taken 3'

The days of Liam Neeson battling international villains and tallying body counts aren't over.

According to Deadline, a script for "Taken 3" is already in the works, and Neeson is reportedly set for a huge pay day.

The report says the studio wants to begin production on "Taken 3" in February 2014, and that the production team's willing to shell out almost $20 million for Neeson to return as ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills. The rumor is that Neeson - a.k.a. the baddest man on cinema in the last few years ("The Grey," anyone?) - wasn't all that interested in doing a "Taken 2" before he was offered somewhere around $15 million.

The first "Taken," released in 2008, was made for $25 million and grossed $226 million at the box office. Though "Taken 2" didn't get the same adoration from critics, the film had a budget of $45 million and beat out its predecessor with $376 million in ticket sales.

Next up for the studio will be locking in Neeson's co-stars Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen, who play Mills' daughter and ex-wife, respectively.

Are you ready for "Taken 3"?


soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. He watches corn cuz you don't give him any...what is he supposed too do

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    July 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hot Carl

    If his daughter gets taken a third time I'd consider calling child protective services for being the world's worst father.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dsgxcbery

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    July 1, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hot Carl

      You're right........unbelievable. There's no such thing as a handsome black man. Now if you said "unemployed" I just might believe you.

      July 2, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. LIAM--TAKE YOUR ANGER OUT OVER THERE NOT MY SIDE....MY SIDE OF THE COMPUTER IS THE LUVIN SIDE....

    July 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. LIAM--TAKE YOU ANGER OUT OVER THERE NOT MY SIDE....MY SIDE OF THE COMPUTER IS THE LUVIN SIDE....

    July 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Liam--Warm and Fuzzy yea that's what it was...

    June 30, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. IN TERMS OF MEETING SOMEONE LIAM...THE ONLY THING THAT WILL HOLD YOU BACK IS HER HABIT AND NOT THE FACT YOU CAN'T DO IT

    June 30, 2013 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. 2 7 anger--whoa i better lock my hardware up tonight..

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    June 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jane

    i love weekends don't you?

    June 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. the CC crap was all her..thanks

    thanks

    June 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. True Church Girls Not Fakes

    Liam– daz it...let her break and crush it makes her happy...we will pray

    June 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. real christians

    m- stay away and simply pay her no mind

    June 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. stay in the house and see others if you can't afford it.

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    June 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Liam

    is the important one in the acting business.

    June 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. With all of this crap that she has done....don't care cuz it will still be a good thing.

    June 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Same Old Whining Story Different Day

    amazing how unhappy relationships always boil down to s-x and money ....

    June 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Freekin

    you sound like a whiner...if she has not taken her clothes off in 18 years...that's your problem...you need too sort this out if its bothering you...

    June 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Freekin

    you sound like a whiner...if she has taken her clothes off in 18 years...that's your problem...you need too sort this out if its bothering you...

    June 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ActorMovingForward

    I bj him to shut him up is the worst thing anyone could say too a male....but hey I was destroyed for calling him pugsley so you know what buster YOU DESERVE IT.

    June 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. By the way before i go trash bex...can we find out "what is happening"

    5

    June 27, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  21. word press guys...

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    June 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Freekin...they understand but what can they do? .....

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    June 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Once i said the lunch special is eye of newt and i almost got thrown into the river....you put all with all this stuff ... excuse me buster...

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    June 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Jade

    If Liam is in the movie, I'm going to see it. He's the #1 actor these days!!

    June 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Tliamsnekwimtoogoowt49

    Liam is the best actor in the world

    June 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Liam its not you--however we need too keep an eye on your sisters...especially with all "retrieved" 1/2 assed stuff....

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    June 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  27. RH PHONE CALLS CONFIRMED...FILE

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    June 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  28. asdfdasfsfsder---MESSAGE TOO EACH OTHER...THAT'S ALL IT IS

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    June 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  29. WE WANT TOO MAKE SURE BECAUSE OF THE "HEAD"....DOC IF YES AND DOC IF NO...WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE 3 B-TCHES

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    June 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ONLY LIAM CAN WATCH ME GET MY NAILS DONE...NOT THAT HO.

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    June 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 26, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  32. Sokman

    Isn't he Irish? I fcuking hate the Irish, lousy bunch of drunken brawling womanizing white trash. They're almost as bad as the blaques.

    June 26, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  33. dsfxbxcbxcbery

    … Unbelievable…… My friend Maggie has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~ ~ BlàckŴhiteHub.Çoм~~ They told me it is a Specialist black white dating for black & white single s seeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    June 26, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  34. Brag?

    in my twenties I would have f-cked him for spite...i'm old now but don't play me...

    June 26, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  35. J Liam...its time

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    June 26, 2013 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  36. j-afternoons

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    June 26, 2013 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  37. tracie

    OK I WAS HIS HOUSEKEEPER AND SMELLED HIS DIRTY UNDERWEAR IN THE HAMPER! LOTS OF BROWN STREAKS AND SMELLED LIKE HOT DOGS!

    June 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      Brag much? You could only be so lucky.

      June 26, 2013 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
    • steven sonheim

      Ok WAS his housekeeper you were smelling my underwear id fire you too PERV.

      June 26, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      Traci is a fat, balding MAN who lives in his mommie's basement.

      He is a virgin and will die a virgin.

      And his pathetic excuse for a 'sense of humor' is only made more pathetic by the fact that he thinks that by repeating his stupid posts again and again and again will somehow make it funny.

      June 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • pliny is not a virgin--she is dating someone

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      June 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ellen we know your full of class (bug)

    thanks for the "scoop"

    June 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Ellen

    Absolutely...love Liam Neeson...he can play 'Bugs Bunny' and I would go see him...

    I just wish we could respond to these post with some class. Some people should just keep their ugly thoughts to themselves...it really takes away from the task at hand...which at the moment is "Are we ready for Taken 3"....

    Yes or no....

    June 25, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Liam is one georgous beast...who would turn him down?

    only a maroon

    June 25, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jonas Somante

    See Jonas for drinks...no no no...kapeesh.

    June 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Midge

    liam is one of the greatest actors of all time.

    June 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  43. mial

    He won't do that at this point.

    June 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  44. EmotionsFocus: hello big man

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    June 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Midge

    Liam has proved time and time again what a wonderful actor he is.

    June 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Sonny and Cher

    this does not mean live in filth with ugly bimbos this means finding others that will make you happy-

    June 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  47. punch: causing another fight.

    if your both not attracted to each others private parts then its time too find other private parts – sorry that's life–

    June 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  48. couples: lots of excuses and complaining...if there is no drive just admit it....

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    June 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  49. You have too really want it....if you making excuses

    its just ain't happening....

    June 25, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Even with the chubs...

    she still got it every 2 days...truth and going for it again soon....how is your week going?

    June 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Just whistle Liam

    and I'll jump those bones!!!!

    June 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Edward Scissorpenis

    Anyone who gets taken as much as this family needs to consider going into some serious hiding.

    June 25, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      Exactly what I was thinking. I guess the next one will be, "Taken Again". And by the way, scissors and penis do not need to be together for any reason. It hurts just seeing the word.

      June 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |

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