We mentioned recently that The Transporter series was getting rebooted, updated, rejigged, whatever… (it’s called Transporter 4 but explores the ‘origins’ of Frank Martin), but without Jason Statham. Statham, it seems, will return to his ‘Mechanic’ series instead.
So, who is replacing him? Ed Skrein.
Skrein is a former ‘MC’ turned actor. His most famous role is probably a supporting deal in TV series Game of Thrones. Other than that, I don’t know much about him but I’d wonder if he has the same martial arts skills and agility as Jason Statham? Because I somehow doubt that and I won’t be interested in seeing him battle foes with lyrical putdowns.
Another smaller bit of news about this reboot, the first movie (and possibly only movie) will receive a budget of $30 million and Skrein’s younger Frank Martin will be involved in a storyline with his father. Filming begins in June this year, once again in France.
It seems 2014 is going to be a big year for action, gonna be hard to keep up!