I enjoyed Taken (Filmstalker review), like most people who saw the film, however I did think there were some pretty poor sections like the final action scene was predictable, and the forgotten killing of foreign politicians, bodyguards, foreign delegates, not to mention all the other people that he mowed his way through. Despite that though it was a strong film, but it really was a one off story, and the film didn't need any more.
Well the news is that the co-writer of the film is bringing the character of Bryan Mills back again, and is currently hard at work writing the sequel.
Robert Mark Kamen was the co-writer for Taken alongside Luc Besson, and together with the direction of Pierre Morel they delivered something very powerful and surprisingly dark, and it wasn't really until the end that it became more Hollywood sanitised.
However it really is a film on its own and leaves just enough to the imagination which doesn't need answered. So I don't really see where a sequel can go, his daughter isn't going to be kidnapped again is she?
Well it looks like we're going to be getting another one if the story from the L.A. Times through First Showing turns out to be true, it seems that Kamen is hitting the keyboard again to bring us Taken 2.
According to the article, and to Kamen himself:
So that's a sequel to Taken then, but I'm not sure it needs a straight sequel, in fact I'm positive it doesn't need it. So what does it need? I think they're talking about taking the character and putting him in an entirely new situation, or perhaps going into his past as an operative, however I just don't see a direct sequel working.