Although the just-released Taken 2 wasn’t a huge hit with critics, its box office performance is another story. The Liam Neeson action sequel pulled in nearly $50 million in its opening weekend, doubling the original film’s first weekend receipts.
In a new interview with Hollywood.com, screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen says that talks have already begun for a third Taken.
“We didn’t start talking about [it] until we saw the numbers,” he told the outlet. “But then we said, ‘Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.’ And Fox wants us to do a third one.”
Finding a way to continue the story is the first obstacle, but Kamen hints that he’s already got some details worked out.
“We’ve taken everyone we can take,” he says. “It’s going to go in another direction.”
In theaters now, Taken 2 also stars Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Sherbedgia and Luke Grimes.