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TAKEN scribe sells VENGEANCE

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
December 9th, 2009

Robert Mark Kamen

Every now and then, an action film comes out and surprises audiences with its quality. More often than not, action movies are fun to watch but are lacking a genuinely good plot. That was certainly not the case for TAKEN, which came out last year. In fact, I haven't talked to a single person that didn't agree that TAKEN kicked ass, and apparently CBS Films agrees.

Robert Mark Kamen, who co-wrote TAKEN with Luc Besson, sold CBS Films on a pitch for a "contemporary revenge love story," titled VENGEANCE. He goes on to compare the film to THE GODFATHER and states, "It's about family loyalty and how much someone owes their family and the past. It's not set in the gangster milieu but just outside it."

Kamen also said that he and Besson have written a script for a TAKEN sequel, and filming will begin next year depending on the schedule of star Liam Neeson.

Although the little we know about the plot of VENGEANCE doesn't sound all that original (TRUE ROMANCE and NATURAL BORN KILLERS come to mind), I won't begin to doubt it solely based off of how much I loved TAKEN. This is a movie I'd look out for in the near future, because it has potential to rock.

Source Variety

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