There’s a new Transporter series in production. The picture being made now is called Transporter Legacy and stars Ed Skrein as the character originated by Jason Statham in 2002. Game of Thrones fans will recognize Skrein as the original actor who played the mercenary Daario Naharis in the series’ third season. In fact, this new Transporter series is the reason Skrein dropped out of Game of Thrones.
The new film is planned as the first chapter in a new trilogy. Luc Besson’s company EuropaCorp is behind the new series (the company also made the original films) and a deal is in place with Relativity Media to release the film and theoretical sequels in the US. Read More »
Part of the formula that made the original Transporter films work was the mystique of main character Frank Martin. Played by Jason Statham, this was a man with no moral compass, who drove and killed people as long as he was properly compensated. Over the course of three films, we definitely learned more about what made him tick but with Statham leaving the franchise, producers decided to look back for the sequels.
Last week, news broke that Transporter 4 would start a new trilogy focused on Martin’s past. That makes it a prequel, which means they’d need a new, younger version of Statham. And they’ve found just that. Ed Skrein, who plays Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones, will be playing Frank Martin in the fourth film and beyond. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
As August inches to an end, the days of having nothing to watch on TV (well — nothing but Breaking Bad) are about to come to an end. After the jump:
- Game of Thrones casts Daario Naharis and Grey Worm
- Malcolm McDowell will teach History 101 at Greendale
- Michael J. Fox‘s new sitcom lands at NBC for Fall 2013
- New Dexter promo image says he’ll try not to kill Debra
- Elderly matriarchs bicker in new Downton Abbey clips
- Watch another American Horror Story Season 2 teaser
- Jax and Clay chat in the Sons of Anarchy Season 5 trailer
- A picnic day takes a bad turn in the new teaser for Fringe
- Speaking of which, John Noble is back to work on Fringe
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