If you’ve seen any of the Taken movies, you know that Liam Neeson’s character is infamous for having a “very particular set of skills.” Now, in case you’ve ever wondered how he acquired those skills, you’ll get the chance to see it in NBC’s Taken prequel series.
Deadline first reported that Luc Besson’s thriller Taken would be getting the small screen adaptation, which has landed a straight-to-series order from NBC.
We all know the often replicated speech Liam Neeson’s character gives his daughter’s kidnapper in the film, “What I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career; Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” According to the site, Liam Neeson’s character from the film, Bryan Mills, is a young man with no family, and the series will focus on how he acquired said skills. Interestingly enough, the series, although a prequel, will be set in present-day, and not in the time frame that Neeson’s movie character would have been a young man.
The film to TV makeover that Taken will get falls in line with the remake/reboot trend that’s running rampant through Hollywood right now. Other films getting the TV treatment include Rush Hour, Minority Report, Limitless, The Notebook, Scream and many others.
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