It’s only been six years since the original Transporter trilogy came to a close, but now, Luc Besson’s production outfit is reviving the franchise’s still-twitching corpse.
The Transporter Refueled (previously dubbed Legacy) is a cunning title that points toward its rebooty-ness. The film stars Game Of Thrones‘ Ed Skrein as another incredibly skilled transporter. If you hadn’t already guessed; Jason Statham isn’t back in the saddle, but his replacement is more than capable of steering this latest offering.
Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) directs this first in a new trilogy from a script by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper (Exodus: Gods and Kings). Wiping the slate clean of Statham’s character, Refueled follows Skrein’s transporter as he vows to take out a bunch of Russian human traffickers holding his father hostage. A Euro-centric actioner in every sense, this teaser highlights the movie’s exotic locales, frenetic pace and its barrage of attractive actors.
Co-starring Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic, The Transporter Refueled arrives in the US and UK on June 19th.
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.
Source: The Film Stage