CBS Films is acquiring Vengeance, an action pitch by screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen (Taken). Erwin Stoff will produce, says Variety.
“Basically, it’s a contemporary revenge love story — what happens when violence meets love,” Kamen said. “The main characters are 20 and Italian, and there are themes that echo films like ‘The Godfather.’ It’s about family loyalty and how much someone owes their family and the past. It’s not set in the gangster milieu but just outside it.”
Kamen said he and Besson have written a sequel to Taken that will get made based on star Liam Neeson’s availability next year.