Taken 3
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Liam Neeson is back as the man with a very special set of skills in Taken 3. But this time around, instead of hunting down the bad guys, he'll be the one getting chased.

In his latest interview with 3News, Neeson spoke of his upcoming action thriller and what really made him come back to the series for the third time [apart from the money, of course].

"Robert Mark Kamen [writer of the Taken series] came up with a really good [story]...when I read the first draft of the script, I thought the story was pretty damn good. They put a nice twist into it," he said.

Neeson then went on to say that part of the script that is different from the earlier films is: "Bryan Mills, my guy, instead of hunting the bad guys is the one being hunted. It's a nice turn."

Earlier, rumours had hinted that this might be the final film in the Taken series. Although Neeson seemed to agree, he didn't completely rule out the possibility of doing another one.

"I think so. I think so," he stated in response to the rumours. "We'll see how successful Taken 3 is and the powers that be can see if there is another story to be extracted from it."

Talking about the upcoming movie in general, Neeson said, "I feel Taken 3 is a superior piece of work, I really do, and I don't know why we saw so many logistical problems in Taken 2. I think Olivier (director) has done a fantastic job and we have an extra character and that is fantastic for us. It really gives the story a real balance, it gives it some real weight."

Taken 3 opens in theatres on 9 January, 2015.