It is reported that Liam Neeson is finalising a deal to return as Bryan Mills in Taken 3, with his salary said to be "in the vicinity of $20m"., which broke the story, says that the plan is to begin production on the third instalment of the action-thriller in February.

It is reported that Neeson's salary for the first sequel was around $15m.

The first Taken film had a budget of around $25m and made over $226m. The second was made for approximately $45m and made over $376m.

Deadline says that the makers of the movie will now try to persuade Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen to reprise their roles as Mills' daughter and ex-wife.

The script is being written by the writers of the first two films, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.

You can watch RTÉ TEN's Sarah McIntyre's Taken 2 interview with Liam Neeson by clicking the link above on your left.