Robert Mark Kamen Already Writing a Sequel to Taken!
Even after predicting that Fox had screwed it over, Taken went on to earn an impressive $119 million at the box office since January. The LA Times ran a fascinating article about Taken's co-writer Robert Mark Kamen, who is Luc Besson's partner-in-crime, and hidden at the very end was this juicy little tidbit: "With more action films in the works, including a sequel to Taken and an American version of District 13, a popular 2004 French thriller that Besson produced, Kamen says he's never been happier." Hearing that news will make plenty of fans, including those that helped Taken hit $119 million, quite happy as well.
For as much as I love Taken (and I did enjoy the hell out of it), I should be excited by this news. But I guess I just don't want to see Bryan Mills have to go through another kidnapping. Wait, what the heck am I saying, Bryan Mills isn't a real person! But is it a bad thing to say that I was completely satisfied with his one-off European extravaganza and that I don't want to see him put into another situation like that again? Okay, maybe it is wrong for me to say that, because Taken was so badass that it's one of the few movies that I'd actually really like to a sequel for and it could even end up being more badass than the original anyway.
As long as both Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen are on-board again (which it sounds like they are) and as long as Fox keeps their hands off of this until it's finished, I'm all for it. They also better bring back Liam Neeson or this will be dead in the water. So what say you? Do you want to see another Taken?