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The Transporter series will deliver its packages on Cinemax

03.31.2011

A year or so back, we heard that writer/director/producer Luc Besson was planning a 12-episode cable show based on THE TRANSPORTER movies.

Now we know that hard-driving, face-kicking wheelman Frank Martin will bring his vehicular abilities and head-smacking talents to cable network Cinemax for the original series, expected to begin production this summer.

The show is budgeted at $4 million per episode, and follows the reticent driver as he makes deliveries, breaks his own rules, punches random henchmen, and typically finds himself shirtless and covered in various liquids.

The TRANSPORTER movies helped make star Jason Statham a go-to action guy, and launched director Louis Leterrier's Hollywood career.

Cinemax is also making another original series, their own version of the British espionage show "Strike Back". Besson's EuropaCorp is also considering a cable series based on TAKEN, but not until some time after Liam Neeson returns to screens with his particular set of skills.

Extra Tidbit: I don't know how his English is, but Besson regular Cyril Raffaelli (DISTRICT B13) would stomp all kinds of butt as the TV Transporter. Got some other ideas?
Source: Deadline

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5:39PM on 04/01/2011

KCUF

First off The Transporter as a series could be cool. Secondly and mainly WHAT THE FUCK!! Cinemax is taking a british show and making their own version!! thats it dude i cant deal with these fucking producers and studios anymore they are all fucking morons. i mean come on how many shows are we going to make our own version of. Shameless.Being Human. The Office. the list goes on and on this is so fucking sad why cant we develop anyoriginal series. FUCK!
First off The Transporter as a series could be cool. Secondly and mainly WHAT THE FUCK!! Cinemax is taking a british show and making their own version!! thats it dude i cant deal with these fucking producers and studios anymore they are all fucking morons. i mean come on how many shows are we going to make our own version of. Shameless.Being Human. The Office. the list goes on and on this is so fucking sad why cant we develop anyoriginal series. FUCK!
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2:11AM on 04/01/2011
Do we seriously need this after that shitty third movie?!
Do we seriously need this after that shitty third movie?!
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3:49AM on 04/01/2011
It really was awful. And the way it was edited actually gave me a headache.
It really was awful. And the way it was edited actually gave me a headache.
2:08PM on 04/01/2011
I thought the third was a return to form after the mediocre second. First is still the best though, wish they kept that rocket deflection scene in though :P
I thought the third was a return to form after the mediocre second. First is still the best though, wish they kept that rocket deflection scene in though :P
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