10/09/2012 06:13 pm ET

'Taken 3'? Liam Neeson Franchise Could Get Third Film, Says Screenwriter

If you are one of the many, many action buffs who contributed to the $49.5 million opening weekend of "Taken 2," here's some great news: You might not have to wait much longer for another dose of gun-wielding Liam Neeson. In an interview with Hollywood.com, "Taken 2" producer Luc Besson and writer Robert Mark Kamen hinted that it may be the time for more "Taken."

"We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers," Kamen said. "But then we said, 'Oh, okay. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."

Still, don't expect more of the same. "We've taken everyone we can take -- it's going to go in another direction," Kamen said. "[It] should be interesting."

That should make Neeson happy. The "Taken" star recently told Collider.com that "Taken 3" probably wouldn't happen because conceit has been stretched thin.

"How many times can she be taken?" he said when asked about the possibility of a third film. "I mean, it’s bad parenthood, really, after that."

The original "Taken" film shocked critics when it opened with a $24.7 million weekend in 2008. Both films follow Neeson's character Bryan Mills, a retired CIA operative who is fighting to protect his family (played by Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen).

For more on the project, head over to the Hollywood.com.

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