While Liam Neeson has plans to get Taken again later this year, director of the original, Pierre Morel, will not be involved. With that honor instead going to Olivier Megaton (Colombiana, Transporter 3), Morel will occupy his time with another action flick. A press release notes that he has jumped on Bastille Day, a film that follows “a young American artist living in Paris and a washed-up CIA agent who are tasked with diverting an imminent attack on the city.” This marks another return to the city for Morel, who last helmed From Paris with Love.
The script will come from Black Lister Andrew Baldwin, who did work on the long-gestating Logan’s Run remake from Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling. He’s also behind the next film from Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa, the WWII/Yakuza film The Outsider. This Luc Besson crop of directors seem to create films of mixed results, the latest of which is Lockout (our mixed review here). While that action producer won’t be involved here (yet), let’s hope this turns out to be more Taken than Paris.
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