Finally, we get to learn how Liam Neeson got his "very particular set of skills"!
Sadly, Liam Neeson will not be starring as a younger version of himself. The series will take place long before badass Bryan Mills has a wife or daughter to be kidnapper bait. Luc Besson, who wrote and produced all three Taken movies, will serve as executive producer.
The series will be set in modern day and aims to explain how the character acquired the skills he later uses to threaten his daughter's kidnappers in Taken:
"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don't have money, but 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. If you let my daughter go now that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you."
Taken was a surprise hit when it came out in 2008, spawning two sequels and unexpectedly vaunting Neeson to the pantheon of beloved action stars.
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