Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register now to see X-Men: First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive New Image From Bill
Get another look at the new Shakespeare comedy
Exclusive: Jurassic World Sequels Planned
Plus Colin Trevorrow on Omar Sy
Robert Downey Jr. Reveals First Official Pic From Age Of Ultron
Genius billionaire playboy publicist?
Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3
And he's splitting up his writing partnership with Alex Kurtzman
Jon Turteltaub Directing It's A Small World Movie For Disney
The ear worm ride is being adapted...
Jessica Chastain Goes Blonde
She's in talks to be Marilyn Monroe for Andrew Dominik's latest
Len Wiseman Opens Black Chapter
Paranormal espionage activity?
Andy Fickman Attending My Owner's Wedding
He's set for a new canine comedy
Star Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
Update: Gordon's alive! At Fox!
Seeker Finds A Writer
Callie Kloves will adapt the YA novel
Adam Rifkin Chewing On Peeps
Producer buys sweet brand as next movie
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Vin Diesel Shares Photo Of Walker Brothers on Fast 7
Caleb and Cody Walker make their on-set bow
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Homefront (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Family (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Hummingbird (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Parker (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Taken 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Transporter TV Series Underway
Chris Vance is the new Frank Martin

23 May 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

We reported at the end of last year that Luc Besson's Europacorp was looking to bring the Transporter franchise to the small screen. And now we have our new Frank, with Chris Vance taking over Jason Statham's signature role as the wheelman who never changes the deal and never breaks a promise.

The British Vance made his start in the likes of The Bill and Peak Practice, but in recent years has decamped to the states and made an impact in series like Prison Break, Dexter and Burn Notice. Joining him as the Transporter series' other main regular will be Hungarian former-model Andrea Osvart, as Frank's CIA handler Carla. Deadline describe Carla as "extremely crafty", so we're assuming that Frank remains freelance and his CIA employment is shady and covert and off-the-record. 

The Cinemax series will initially run for twelve episodes and boast the same stunt team as the three films, so while the budget is modest - those dozen episodes will cost about the same as a single movie - the action should stay inventive. 

A package-of-the-week, or a 24-like single mission per season? And will Vance be breaking out the hair clippers? All will be revealed next year. Shooting takes place over the summer.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Zoe Saldana On Star Trek And Avatar 2
Cannes Videblogisodes 8 & 9 Now Online
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: RE:
It would be odd with out the Stath, but the biggest "uh oh" for me was: "Frank's CIA handler " Getting images of Frank working out of an L.A HQ, with all sorts of backup: Perhaps a 'wacky' lab tech / IT guru; An exiplicably attractive scientist; A gruff CIA/FBI/NSA agent; a government type who mistrusts Frank, etc, etc, etc... I just hope Europacorp get it right. Aside from a little bit of help from Insp Tarconi, it needs to be just Frank on his own. Kicking the arse out of bad g More

Posted by Schimchs at 14:40 on 23 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
What?! Statham is Frank!  How very dare they. How is this going to work if he's playing the same character?!  Does this mean there'll be no more Statham films? If it turns out he's another Transporter then that's OK, but he shouldn't be the same character. More

Posted by Invader_Ace at 12:38 on 23 May 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’

Empire 300th Issue: The Directors' Cut Cover
Spielberg, Whedon, Fincher, Abrams Mann and more take over

Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)