PARIS– The third opus of EuropaCorp’s mega-hit franchise, “Taken 3” has been picked up in all major territories ahead of its shooting start tomorrow.

The Liam Neeson starrer has been acquired by EuropaCorp’s partners in China (Fundamental), Germany (Universum), Benelux (Belga), Middle East (Gulf) and Scandinavia (Scanbox). Fox will release the movie in the U.S. and in most international markets.

Helmed by Olivier Megaton, who directed the last installment, “Taken 3” will star Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen.

“Taken 2” grossed $376.1 million worldwide, while “Taken” tallied $226.8 million worldwide.

Principal photography kicks off March 29 in Los Angeles. Plot details are still under wraps.