Liam Neeson - Liam Neeson Won't Be Back For Taken 3

Liam Neeson won't be back as action man Bryan Mills in a third Taken movie - because the first sequel's director can't imagine there's anywhere for his kidnap expert character to go.

The Irish actor originally signed on to play Mills in Taken because he was intrigued by the script and thrilled by the prospect of working with French filmmaker Luc Besson, who created his character.

Neeson expected the film to go straight to Dvd, but it became an unexpected hit in 2008 and now the sequel is expected to debut at the top of the U.S. box office this weekend (05-07Oct12) as film experts predict a third movie.

But director Olivier Megaton insists although he's hoping to work with Neeson again it won't be on Taken 3.

He tells CinemaBlend.com, "We want to work with Liam again on another movie, and the priority is to do something else, another movie. I don't think that it will go on for Taken 3, I don't see the point.

"The second one, it was fine, we closed the books... If this one's a success too, maybe they're (Besson and screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen) going to think about it... but it will be very difficult to ask Liam to be back again. The logic of his character has ended."

And Neeson appears to agree - in a recent interview he insisted he won't return as Mills "unless (movie daughter) Maggie (Grace) takes over and once in a while she calls me".


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