The Liam Neeson action franchise, Taken looks to be on its way to television with Luc Besson serving as executive producer. The French director penned the original Taken script, which zeroed in on a former covert ops soldier who has to resort to his particular set of skills to help rescue his daughter.
Starring Neeson as hero Bryan Mills, Taken was a major hit, which spawned two sequels. It also made the veteran actor into a formidable action star, providing a template that many other action thrillers such as John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, followed.
The TV series will reportedly focus on how Mills acquired his killer instincts and talents but set in a modern day era, which will mean that the prequel series could be a soft reboot. The Mills character however will still be the focal point of the show.
Besson has been linked to television before with several of his movies turned into TV series such as La Femme Nikita and The Transporter. Both TV series enjoyed some measure of success, especially the former, but it remains to be seen if fans will gravitate towards a non-Neeson led Taken series.