New Trailer For The Transporter Refuelled
Ed Skrein gets the keys
First announced at Cannes two years ago, Luc Besson and his EuropaCorp accomplices'Transporter reboot is now almost upon us. Ed Skrein (Ill Manors and, more recently, Deadpool's Ajax) takes over the driving seat from Jason Statham this time in The Transporter Refuelled, directed by Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions). And here's the latest trailer, in which the unusually decent Audi driver hurts a number of fools and wrecks a number of vehicles, as is traditional and required. There's also a snazzy jump over a plane. We do love a good car jump.
Should you be wondering, the re-casting of the main role has not also prompted the creation of a new character. This is not, we're to accept, a different transporter, but the very same Frank Martin (although we're possibly in prequel territory, which explains the hair).
Martin is, you'll recall, the driver who never changes the deal and never opens the package (except when he does). Statham played the role in three films: four, if you include his cameo in Michael Mann's Collateral. Chris Vance headed up the TV series, which lasted for two twelve-episode seasons and is currently showing on Channel 5 on Friday nights.
A recast prequel series to a Stath vehicle? We've seen this before with the Death Race films, for which Luke Goss stepped into the DTV instalments. But The Transporter Refuelled seems an altogether bigger deal. It's out in the UK on September 4.