On behalf of EuropaCorp, we are excited to share a new trailer for their upcoming action movie, The Transporter Refueled. This high-octane action thriller is opening nationwide on September 4, 2015, and you're not going to want to miss it! From the producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy and directed by Camille Delamarre, The Transporter Refueled is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. Machinima are the ones responsible for dropping this hot slice of action into our laps.
Frank Martin (played by newcomer Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life, or so he thinks, transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.
Ed Skrein takes over the role of Frank Martin that was first introduced in the 2002 thriller The Transporter. The French action film was directed by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen and written by Luc Besson, who was inspired by BMW Films' The Hire series. Jason Statham immortalized the title role, a driver for hire, a mercenary "transporter" who will deliver anything, anywhere, no questions asked, for the right price. The Ex-Special Forces operator is living what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean. Dangerous complications ensue when he is hired to kidnap the feisty daughter of a lethal Chinese crime lord who's smuggling his fellow countrymen into France.
The Transporter was followed in 2005 by The Transporter 2, which found Mercenary Frank Martin accepting a job as chauffeur and bodyguard to young Jack, son of crusading politician Jefferson Billings. The problem is that Billings is crusading against an international drug cartel. They retaliate by kidnapping Jack and infecting him with a deadly and highly contagious virus. Responsible for the boy, Frank must reclaim him and then find an antidote before scores of innocents are stricken. 2008 brought us Transporter 3, the third and final installment with Jason Statham. The mob courier's last assignment paired him with Valentina, the cynical daughter of a Ukrainian official. While her father ponders what to do with three boatloads of toxic waste, Frank must guard the problematic woman and prevent her from wandering too far from his vehicle, or risk triggering the explosive shackles they both wear.
Jason Statham wasn't the only one to play Frank Martin before Ed Skrein took over the role. Transporter the Series debuted in 2012, and followed the events and concept of the film trilogy, continuing the adventures of Frank Martin. Chris Vance took over the role of Frank from Jason Statham and was joined in Season 1 by Andrea Osvárt as his office manager Carla Valeri, Charly Hübner as mechanic Dieter Hausmann and François Berléand, the only returning actor from the film series, reprising his role as Inspector Tarconi.
Now, Ed Skrein is Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. Take a look at the latest, and possibly last, trailer before it hits screens this fall. It is an action-packed ride that brings plenty of car chases and fist fights. It will certainly have you yearning for more.