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Taken 2 and American Version of District 13 In the Works March 12, 2009 5:34 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News.
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taken-031209Screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen tells the LA Times that he’s working on a sequel to the hit action film Taken as well as an American version of District 13, based on a popular 2004 thriller produced by Besson:

“I get to work with the world’s greatest filmmaker without ever worrying about being replaced,” he says with an exuberance you rarely hear in a screenwriter’s voice. “I feel like I died and went to writer’s heaven, which is a place where you don’t get rewritten and you can always get a three-star meal. It doesn’t get any better than that.”

This is awesome news.  Taken was great fun and featured a terrific performance from Liam Neeson.  The film has done incredibly well at the box office (it was #3 this weekend even after five weeks of release) and has grossed $119.6 million domestically and is nearing $200M worldwide ($192.7M).