We all complain about reboots and remakes, but when Hollywood decides that now is the time to reboot The Transporter franchise, you can’t help but bring out the clichéd “They’re running out of new ideas!” argument.
Jason Statham won’t be back, and replacing him is sorta-lookalike Ed Skrein, an actor you may remember (albeit with a bit more hair) as playing Daario Naharis in season three of Game of Thrones. The cast is rounded out by Ray Stevenson, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic.
Bill Collage and Adam Cooper (Accepted and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie) penned the screenplay and Camille Delamarre directs. The Transporter Legacy is set to be released on March 6th, 2015.
The first few movies were met with a mixed/mostly negative response from critics, but this reboot could potentially be an improvement on the previous instalments. If nothing else, it’s an action movie which should keep us going until Avengers: Age of Ultron is released the following month. What do you guys think?
Here’s the official synopsis:
“In the criminal underworld of France, Frank Martin (Ed Skrein – Game of Thrones) is known as The Transporter; the best driver and mercenary money can buy. Frank will deliver anything for a price. He abides by 3 simple rules: no names, no questions and no renegotiations.that is until he meets a mysterious and lethal femme fatale Anna (Loan Chabanol), leader of a group of deadly assailants. Stopping at nothing to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers, Anna knows Frank is the best man for the job and holds his father (Ray Stevenson – Thor, Divergent) for ransom to ensure his cooperation. Now Frank and his father are forced to team up with Anna to bring these villains to justice. The Transporter Legacy is a relentless, high octane ride that takes the Transporter franchise to explosive new heights.”