Taglines: It ends here.
Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.
Taken 3 (sometimes stylized as TAK3N) is a 2014 English-language French action film directed by Olivier Megaton and written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It is the third and final installment in the Taken trilogy, and the sequel to the 2008 film Taken and the 2012 film Taken 2. The film stars Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, and Famke Janssen.
Principal photography began on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. In North America, 20th Century Fox released the film on January 9, 2015. The film was released in France on 21 January 2015. Despite being largely panned by critics, the film was a box office success, grossing over $325 million.
About the Story
Former covert operative, Bryan Mills, visits his daughter Kim, who just discovered she’s pregnant, at her L.A. apartment to deliver an early birthday gift. After an awkward visit, he invites his ex-wife, Lenore, to dinner. Although she refused the invitation, she shows up at his apartment revealing her distress over marital problems with her current husband, Stuart, and indicates her desire to be with Bryan, who feels the same way, but says they need to refrain until her marriage is resolved. Later, Stuart visits Bryan and asks him to stay away from Lenore as they attempt to reconcile. Bryan reluctantly agrees.
The following day, Bryan receives a text from Lenore asking to meet him for breakfast and bagels. Bryan agrees, returns from the bagel store to his apartment, and discovers her lifeless body in his bedroom. LAPD units immediately appear, based on an anonymous 911 call, and try to arrest Bryan, who resists and eventually escapes through a large garage floor drain into the public drainage system. Meanwhile, LAPD Inspector Frank Dotzler quickly becomes familiar with Bryan’s background and organizes a citywide manhunt.
Directd by: Olivier Megaton
Starring: Famke Janssen, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Dougray Scott, Jonny Weston, Judi Beecher. Abbey Ferrell
Screenplay by: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Production Design by: Sébastien Inizan
Cinematography by: Eric Kress
Film Editing by: Audrey Simonaud, Nicolas Trembasiewicz
Costume Design by: Olivier Bériot
Set Decoration by: Linda Spheeris
Art Direction by: Nanci Roberts
Music by: Nathaniel Méchaly
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: January 9, 2015