Hitman won’t be the only action franchise getting an all-too-quick, needless reboot this summer. Following up the trilogy which ended in 2008, and a television series airing a few years ago, Luc Besson and company have decided to give The Transporter another go. Coming from Camille Delamarre, who remade District B13 with Brick Mansions, the first trailer has dropped today which looks very much more of the same.
With no Jason Statham around, we’d much rather take a reboot of the Crank franchise, but if you’re into Euro-centered actioners, you might be mildly pleased. Written by Exodus: Gods and Kings scribes Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, and starring Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic, check out the trailer below.
The producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy bring you the next adrenaline-fueled installment of The Transporter series, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, starring newcomer Ed Skrein as Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package.
When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he’s been played. Anna and her cohorts have kidnapped his father (Ray Stevenson) in order to coerce Frank into helping them take down a ruthless group of Russian human traffickers. Fueled by revenge, he will break all his rules and stop at nothing to rescue his father in this action-packed thrill ride across the French Riviera.
The Transporter Refueled arrives on June 19th.