Director/writer/producer Luc Besson has teamed up with Cinemax to bring his popular franchise The Transporter to the small screen. The pay cable channel has commited to twelve episodes of this new action series, which will be produced by French company Atlantique and executive produced by Luc Besson.
The Transporter comes to Cinemax
Each hour-long episode will center on professional courier Frank Martin, a role originated by Jason Statham and carried through the course of three big screen entries. This driver of dangerous goods will continue to rely on 3 personal rules as he traverses a seedy underground network of crime: Never change the deal, no names and never open the package.
The Transporter television series will being shooting this summer. There is no word yet on who will be playing Frank Martin, and it is unlikely that Jason Statham will make an appearance, unless it is a small, unrecognizable cameo somewhere down the line. It is possible that Luc Besson will contribute story ideas for the series as it progresses.
The Transporter was released October 11th, 2002 and stars Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand, Ric Young, Doug Rand, Didier Saint Melin, Tonio Descanvelle. The film is directed by Corey Yuen.