Liam Neeson has made it clear…he’s done being Taken!
After three installments of the action film franchise, Neeson was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he was asked if there would be a fourth installment where he would return as ex-Black Ops agent Bryan Mills. After all, when it comes to film franchises, it’s sometimes “never say never”, but Neeson had this to say?
“No, there’s not. There’s only so many times your daughter can be taken. Actually if we do have another it will be, ‘Please can you take my daughter’?”
It does make sense that the film series ends with three. After all, the first film was about Mills’ daughter being “taken”. In the second film, it was he and his ex-wife being “taken” and in the third film, it was his ex-wife’s life that was “taken”. So it makes sense that this bed has been put to rest.
However, Taken has been adapted into the small screen as a prequel to the films, where we learn how Bryan Mills develops his “particular set of skills”. Vikings actor Clive Standish will play Mills in the series, which debuts on February 27, 2017 at 10 p.m. EST on NBC. Get your first look at the series here:
As for Neeson, he took a break from acting to try to find a job as a mall Santa and well, see for yourself how it went. (Actually, this was a skit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, but it’s still a hoot!)
H/T: Dark Horizons