Ever wondered how Bryan Mills acquired his ‘particular set of skills?’ You may not need to speculate for much longer!
NBC have confirmed that they are in works to produce a ‘Taken’ television series! Set as a prequel to the original kidnap thriller, the show is expected to delve into the life of Liam Neeson’s character prior to his short-lived retirement.
Hollywood whispers are predicting that the screenplay will be drafted by none other than Luc Besson, who is the same man behind the epic 2008 smash.
In case you have been living under a rock for the last eight years, the original film stars mum’s favourite Liam Neeson as a retired CIA operative, who’s daughter is kidnapped by a nasty human trafficking gang. Using his super spy training, Mills vows to ‘look’ ‘find’ and ‘kill’ those responsible.
Despite being made on a relatively modest budget and with very little promotional work done beforehand, the film was a surprise success, gaining a cult following overnight. It made Neeson an unlikely action hero and it’s story spawned into two further films (albeit, not very good ones…)
The show follows in the footsteps of similar style television sequels to have be born out of much-loved movie franchises, including Bates Motel and Netflix’s ‘Scream’ TV series.
No premiere date has been given yet, but NBC have announced that muscle-bound Vikings star Clive Standen will take on the role of playing the younger Bryan Mills. He certainly meets the tough guy criteria, what with all his axe-swinging Viking antics, and with a body like that, who cares if the acting is any good!