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Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen both returning for Taken 3

Looks like the family is staying together. TAKEN 3 will reunite Liam Neeson with his on screen ex-wife and daughter as both Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace are on-board for the sequel. While we all know the famous "set of skills" scene was in reference to saving his daughter in the first film, Neeson's character was tasked with rescuing his ex in the sequel. Both films were box...

The Transporter 4, 5, and 6 will not feature Jason Statham

It looks like the role that made Jason Statham a star in North America is going to be getting the reboot treatment. THE TRANSPORTER franchise began back in 2002 after Statham had appeared in Guy Ritchie 's LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and SNATCH, giving the gravel-voiced brit an action franchise all his own. Writer/producer Luc Besson would go on to make three films in THE...

Forest Whitaker in talks to join Taken 3 alongside Liam Neeson

While TAKEN 2 may not have been as good as the original film, the band is staying together as Liam Neeson and director Olivier Megaton will reunite for TAKEN 3 with shooting tentatively set to start this March. Neeson may be joined by Forest Whitaker this time around, adding some additional star power to what was previously a one man show. No word on plot but expect to see Maggie...

Liam Neeson's Taken 2 to slide down your chimney in digital HD in time for Christmas

If you happened to miss Liam Neeson kicking ass and taking names in this fall's TAKEN 2, then get ready to bubble with holiday cheer as the sequel is being released early in digital HD on December 18, 2012, just in time to download on whatever new device you get from Jolly St. Nick. "America will wake up on Christmas morning to more than 16 million new connected devices under the...

Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton to helm true story Taking Gotham about a secret anti-robbery squad of the NYPD

Olivier Megaton , who still has what is possibly the best name in the business regardless of his critical rep (which isn't good), is sticking with the dual themes of things being taken and the systematic hunt for said taken things for his next directing gig.  Hot off of the financial success of TAKEN 2, which made $363 million off a budget of $45 million, Megaton has signed on to...

Cool Videos: SNL spoofs Taken and The Expendables featuring Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, and Steven Seagal

This past Saturday, SNL featured a trailer spoofing the recent successes TAKEN 2 and THE EXPENDABLES 2. With the new subgenre of revenge flicks seeming to be sticking around for a while, the skit show put together their own super team. The resulting squad features Liam Neeson, Uma Thurman, Harrison Ford, Steven Seagal, and Mel Gibson. Arnold Schwarzenegger even pops up for a cameo....

Would you want to see Liam Neeson return for Taken 3?

I was thinking about going with the obvious pun and titling this article something akin to "how do you feel about being Taken a third time," but that seemed a little on the nose and judgmental considering the reviews.  Of course now I'm telling you about it, so you know what I think anyway and it's too late now. I should also add that this is probably going to piss you off. ...

Cool Videos: Liam Neeson gets a new theme and catchphrase with Neeson Season!

Holy shit, I'm not lying when I tell you that this is one of the funniest Cool Videos I've seen in a while.  As star Liam Neeson takes on mythical levels of badassery that are set to take over the rein of Chuck Norris, this video mash-up may well push him over the edge.  I had to watch it twice as this is just a brilliantly hilarious video.  I'm sure there will be a few...

Review: Taken 2

PLOT: Ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is back. While on vacation in Istanbul, Mills and his ex-wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen) are captured by relatives of the men who took his daughter in the last film. Now Mills must rely on his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace) to help him escape- so he can take back Lenore and kill the men who threaten his family. REVIEW: They...

Cool Videos: Liam Neeson strips to his underoos for cancer research

Well, this is one way to promote TAKEN 2. If anything, the 60 year old Neeson may have locked up the female demographic for the box office tally this weekend. Neeson made an appearance on Ellen this week that coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show his support, Neeson came on stage wearing a pink robe and a pair of pink briefs. He then entered a dunk tank for a breast...

Cool Videos: Hook meets Taken and The worst movie death scene of all time

Here are a pair of fun videos for you on a Friday afternoon. First up we have a mash up I did not see coming. What do you get when you combine the badassery of Liam Neeson in TAKEN and TAKEN 2 with the fanciful world of Peter Pan? You get TOOK! Filmmakers Dylan Cody Altman and Taylor James Johnson do a nice job of parodying the TAKEN trailers while using the...

3 Clips and a making-of for Taken 2 featuring fistfights, gunfights, and father-daughter driving lessons

TAKEN 2 is a week away, so today we're serving up some clips from the action pic to whet your appetite a bit.  In addition, we have a cool little making-of featurette that focuses on the stunts of the film.  Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, making 60-year-old men all over the world look bad as he wreaks havoc on those who would seek revenge on him for him seeking revenge on them.  Got all...