Taken sequel begins
Production on Taken 2 had begun, at least at the very early stages, and that's from the company EuropaCorp themselves who reveal the news amongst some other announcements.
There's still a big gap in the deal though, is Liam Neeson going to be taking up the role in the sequel? More to the point is what is the story going to be, another kidnap drama? Another look at the people behind the original plot? Perhaps a look to the man's past?
Personally I think there are two options for the sequel to Taken (Filmstalker review), either they go with a completely new story where someone hires him for his skills to retrieve someone kidnapped into the sex slave trade, after all they would be aware of his skills and what he's done after the mess he left behind in Europe in the first!
There's another option though, and that's where he settles back at home with all being well for his family and starts to think about what he saw with the other girls, and begins to investigate the trade that he came across, and decides to head in to take the organisation apart.
There's the sequel to the story, and the sequel to the idea. Either way I think that these stories would both be strong and allow for another film should the production company and Liam Neeson agree.
We heard about a Taken sequel back in March and that told us that Robert Mark Kamen was working on the script, but not much more. I would expect that Luc Besson would also get involved, but will the original director Pierre Morel, and more to the point will Liam Neeson?
Which story would you rather see happen?