TRANSPORTER TV Series Moving Into Production
Luc Besson is planning on bringing his Transporter film franchise to the small screen.
It looks like a network has picked up the new Transporter TV series, and it will be moving into production. As you know the original films starred action super star Jason Statham. Unfortunately Statham will not be involved with the series about a driver who delivers anything, anywhere… no questions asked. The report doesn’t say which U.S. network has picked up the series, but apparently its a big one.
The show will be a 12-part series that will start shooting early next year on a $48 million dollar budget. The first episode of the series will premiere in early November. French producer Lagardere Entertainment is financing the show, having licensed The Transporter from EuropaCorp.
EuropaCorp is also looking at developing a Taken TV series, but that wont happen until after Liam Neeson starts shooting the sequel in the spring of next year. It is highly unlikely that Neeson will be involved with the Taken TV series.
Besson is currently shooting a sci-fi action film called Lockout in Poland and it will wrap before Christmas. The film stars Guy Pearce andMaggie Grace, and will be released in early 2012 by FilmDistrict.
The films were a fun slice of action with awesome fight sequences and amazing driving sequences. For this show to work, the film must have the same amount of adrenaline fueling it’s production if not more.