LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12:  Liam Neeson attends the UK Premiere of "The White Crow" at The Curzon Mayfair on March 12, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage )
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Liam Neeson
Agreed To
Taken 3 Under
One Condition
Liam Neeson’s "Taken" launched its franchise with two sequels and a short-lived television series. The third and final "Taken" movie deviates from the tried-and-true plotline, and there’s good reason for that.
Neeson only agreed to a third installment under one conduction, as he explained, "I said, 'I'll do it ... but only as long as nobody gets taken'" With this, screenwriters Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen managed to squeeze out another scenario where Neeson’s character, Bryan Mills has to showcase his unique set of skills.
Another reason Neeson was probably receptive to a third "Taken" movie could have been the paycheck. Neeson was skeptical of a third installment, but when he was offered $20 million to appear in the film it probably helped him allay his concerns.