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    'Taken 3' Gets Moving With Olivier Megaton Returning To Direct, Forest Whitaker Joining Liam Neeson

    It seems like ancient history, but way back in the fall of 2012, following the massive box office success of "Taken 2," sequel screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen indicated that Fox very much wanted to move forward with a third installment of the franchise. And this summer, Liam Neeson got paid a handsom...

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    Peter Berg Goes HBO With Damon Lindelof Penned 'The Leftovers' & Olivier Megaton Hits 'Brooklyn South'

    When news that an adaptation of "Election" and "Little Children" author Tom Perotta's book, "The Leftovers," would be hitting TV screens, it was also accompanied by a foreseeable showrunner: “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Acclimated to high-concept central mysteries for his entire career, he's no...

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    'Taken 2' Director Olivier Megaton Will Be 'Taking Gotham'

    After the box office success of “Taken 2,” director Olivier Megaton is breaking away from Luc Besson and coming to America. Deadline is reporting that the awesomely-named French helmer has signed up to direct the modestly-budgeted action thriller “Taking Gotham.”

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    Discuss: Will A Blockbuster Opening Weekend Change Liam Neeson's Mind About 'Taken 3'?

    Few massive hits of the last few years came out of the blue in the way that "Taken" did. The Luc Besson-produced actioner starring Liam Neeson had performed decently internationally, but clearly hopes weren't especially high: Neeson hadn't toplined a hit on his own for at least a decade, if ever, an...

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    Review: 'Taken 2' Promises The Same Plate, Less Flavor, Smaller Servings

    There’s diminishing returns, and then there’s “Taken 2,” the next, and probably last installment of the “Taken” franchise. Of course, it’s a piece of a whole, only the latest in the body of work from producer Luc Besson (again sharing screenwriting duties wi...

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    5 Directors Who Could Replace David Slade On The 'Daredevil' Reboot

    There's a job vacancy going at 20th Century Fox. And one that needs to be filled pretty urgently. Late last night, it was announced that David Slade, director of "Hard Candy," "30 Days Of Night and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," who'd won the job of helming a reboot of Marvel superhero "Daredevil" fo...

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    'Taken 2' Director Olivier Megaton Returns To Revenge Genre With 'Land Of The Living'

    After recently wrapping the Liam Neeson sequel “Taken 2,” it appears the wonderfully-named director Olivier Megaton (“Transporter 3”) has been bitten by the abduction genre bug, and has quickly set up plans for another similar thriller, this time located on the streets of Los...

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    Olivier Megaton Admits 'Colombiana' Inspired By Luc Besson's Unmade 'The Professional' Sequel Script

    French Director Admits They Have To Step Up Their Game For Liam Neeson's 'Taken 2'; Says Maggie Grace Plays A Bigger RoleExclusive: If you’ve never heard of the director of “Colombiana,” it’s not because he lacks a cool-sounding name: Olivier Megaton. Rather it’s probably due to the fact that he made one movie in his native France, “Red Siren,” which failed to find its way to Hollywood, and then helmed a sequel, “The Transporter 3,” whose behind-the-camera bona fides were of less interest to viewers than the on screen body count. Perhaps appropriately, his new film is primarily noteworthy because it began its life as the follow-up to an immin...

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