The next installment of the TRANSPORTER films, created by Luc Besson, will be coming to theaters in the U.S. in March.
However, don’t expect Jason Statham to return as Frank Martin, the titular “Transporter”. The new film is the first in a proposed trilogy of prequels with former GAME OF THRONES actor Ed Skrein playing a younger version of the Statham character.
THE TRANSPORTER LEGACY, as the film will be called, has Frank working for a crime lord, who believe Frank can take down Russian human traffickers. To ensure that Frank will do the job, the crime lord has taken Frank’s dad as leverage. Ultimately, Frank and his father will be forced to team up with the crime to put an end to the human trafficking ring.
Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic co-star. Camille Delamarre, a protégé of Luc Besson’s who directed Paul Walker’s final completed film, BRICK MANSIONS, directed the film with a script by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper. Luc Besson and Mark Gao are the film’s producers.
THE TRANSPORTER LEGACY will hit theaters on March 6, 2015.