Taken 3 is already in the works, according to screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen.

Kamen, who worked on both Taken films, admitted that Fox Pictures have expressed interest in a third outing of the crime thriller movie as he believes it could make them a lot of money.

Speaking to Hollywood.com, he said: "We didn't start talking about [Taken 3] until we saw the numbers. But then we said: 'Oh, OK. I think we should do a third one.' And Fox wants us to do a third one."

However, Kamen admitted that the third instalment of the movie will have to go in a new "direction".

He added: "We've taken everyone we can take - it's going to go in another direction. Should be interesting."