Liam Neeson to return to ‘Taken 3’ for USD 20 million payday

LOS ANGELES, June 25:  Irish actor Liam Neeson reportedly has agreed to reprise his role as retired US spy Bryan Mills in the next installment of ‘Taken’.
According to reports, the Oscar-nominated actor has closed a USD 20 million deal to return to ‘Taken 3’. The sequel is currently under development as Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, who penned the previous installments, are already working on its script.
There is still no word on whether Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen have been reached or not just like Neeson, reported Aceshowbiz.
‘Malice in Wonderland’ star Grace has appeared in the first two movies as the on-screen daughter of Neeson and Janssen, who’s known for her portrayal of Jean Grey in ‘X-Men’ film series. No director is currently attached to it as well.
‘Taken’ is deemed a turning point in Neeson’s career for redefining the father of two as an A-list action flick star.
Neeson has just wrapped up animated feature ‘Khumba’, which is also supported by Anna Sophia Robb and Steve Buscemi. He also takes part in highly-anticipated “Anchorman: The Legend Continues”, due out on December 20. (PTI)