Liam Neeson returns as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills in the “Taken 3” this January and as we’ve been saying this time he’s framed for murder and goes on the run. Talking about the story to USA Today he says:
“I have to go on the run, I’ll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities. Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. They must not like me. This time, no more traveling. If my daughter was ‘taken’ again on a trip, Bryan Mills would have to be certifiably locked up for bad parenting.”
Liam also notes that the film will see his character resorting to fighting dirty to keep up with his enemies, one scene including the use of a defibrillator to take them out. Neeson admits his age could well be a problem in terms of believability and that this will likely be the last outing for the character:
“Bryan Mills wants to fight quick, using the dirtiest moves possible to finish. It’s not like, ‘Put your fists up, fellow!’ Why fight like that when you can kick someone in the kneecap and be done with it?
It’s a rollicking good story. But I think this is the end. If I feel audiences saying, ‘Come on, he’s 62, enough is enough,’ I’m very sensitive to that and if I pick up that vibe it will all stop. And I’ll start playing dads or grandfathers,. But I keep myself pretty fit and my knees are still great. And it’s fun.”
Taken 3 releases January 8th 2015. No word on a rating yet but I think European viewers might have a better chance at seeing a more violent movie.