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The Transporter: Refueled Is Renamed

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The Transporter: Legacy is no longer the name of the latest movie in that series.  The new movie is now titled The Transporter: Refueled.  I’m guessing they’ll change that to refuelled in international markets, with the extra ‘L’.

The movie was recently moved from the low tides of March into the dangerous waters of June (19th).  In doing so Relativity has sandwiched Frank Martin in between Jurassic World and Ted 2.  The only real logic here is that they must be happy with what has been shown.

Jason Statham is no longer Frank Martin and instead, Game Of Thrones star Ed Skrein will take his place. We have an official synopsis.

In the criminal underworld of France, Frank Martin (Ed Skrein – Game of Thrones) is known as The Transporter; the best driver and mercenary money can buy. Frank will deliver anything for a price. He abides by 3 simple rules: no names, no questions and no renegotiations.that is until he meets a mysterious and lethal femme fatale Anna (Loan Chabanol), leader of a group of deadly assailants. Stopping at nothing to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers, Anna knows Frank is the best man for the job and holds his father (Ray Stevenson – Thor, Divergent) for ransom to ensure his cooperation. Now Frank and his father are forced to team up with Anna to bring these villains to justice. The Transporter Legacy is a relentless, high octane ride that takes the Transporter franchise to explosive new heights.

Luc Besson is back to produce the new trilogy along with producer Mark Gao.  As for Ed Skrein, has he ever practiced martial arts?  There’s no doubt that this was a big selling point in getting the original movies off the ground – having Statham use his skills to kick ass.