Ed Skrein, Not Jason Statham, in First 'Transporter Refueled' Trailer
"People will always need guys like me, right?" Jason Statham is no longer The Transporter, and instead the franchise is going in a new direction with Ed Skrein as Frank Martin, the most skilled man in his dangerous profession, in The Transporter Refueled. Known to his employers only as "The Transporter," he will transport anything, no questions asked, always on time. Skrein is doing his best gruff, intimidating voice, but it comes off as a weak impersonation of Statham, and it just makes me miss him. All the ridiculous action is here, but without Statham, this just feels like a terrible straight-to-DVD sequel. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for The Transporter Refueled, originally from Apple:
The Transporter Refueled is directed by Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) and written by Bill Collage & Adam Cooper (Exodus: Gods & Kings, Tower Heist). This time, it's Ed Skrein ("Game of Thrones") inheriting the action franchise as Frank Martin, the most highly-skilled transporter money can buy. The stakes are greater and technology better, but the same three simple rules apply: never change the deal, no names and never open the package. Ray Stevenson, Loan Chabanol, Radivoje Bukvic, Gabriella Wright, Anatole Taubman and Tatiana Pajkovic all star in the film which Europa Corp. releases on June 19th.
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
Nielsen700 on Mar 19, 2015
I love that this exists, because it allowed Game of Thrones to get an actual actor to play Daario.
Gaz on Mar 19, 2015
the new daario is a block of wood atleast ed has charisma
HG2012 on Mar 20, 2015
I like J. Statham more ... I don't know, he's more a man. This guy has the voice, but, I don't know about anything else... Of course, girls are also nice, but, haven't they always been..?
shiboleth on Mar 19, 2015
this guy has the voice, but he doesn't have the accent, neither the poker face look of a strong man who has been through a lot. He looks so fake.
C J on Mar 22, 2015
I think the Transporter brand was pretty much based on Statham, but this looks about as good as any of them. Got the great foreign locations, looks like some good stunt driving and fights with 1 guy vs several. Even got a Transporter 2 style idiotic stunt that will make sure things stay stupid 🙂
OfficialJab on Mar 19, 2015
At least they are trying new characters in the franchise, looks the same if you ask me without Jason trying to milk the brand for more money.
mooreworthy on Mar 19, 2015
Someone will like it. But without Pierre Morel or Louis Leterrier, these franchises always fall off.
txJM on Mar 19, 2015
The stench of failure.
DAVIDPD on Mar 20, 2015
This doesn't look worse that the first Transporter to be fair. But Statham made that first movie better, he was that character. Didn't like any of the sequels.
Panzerknecker on Mar 20, 2015
I believe the scene with the three ladies is a callback to the first Transporter. And had the Transporter been like the first scene, I would have like it more. This one will be for a lazy hungover Saturday morning.
redtie on Mar 21, 2015
I can understand why he left the small role in GoT for this but unfortunately this looks bad. It looks as bad as the tv series. Why did they do the tv series if they were going to re-launch the film series?
TV_Seat on Mar 20, 2015
Totally agree with Ethan Anderton
C J on Mar 22, 2015
I wont even bother to watch this on torrents with no Jason!
PleiadianX on Mar 23, 2015
They could of at least took it in a new direction. The tone and feel seem "exactly" the same as the original 3, so why make the effort to watch it when you could just watch the originals?
Rock n Rollllll on Mar 24, 2015
It doesn't work without Jason Statham. I won't bother with this. Didn't watch the tv series either.
Neshama on Jun 4, 2015
Straight to DVD. They should have coughed up the dough Jason needed and provided scripts for him to review. I really enjoyed the past series but likely won't see this one until it is on Netflix or DVD. Better yet I'll just watch re-runs of the original. Jason was key to the entire series.
Wavshrdr on Sep 2, 2015
Just went to see this and must say that he did a great job. I didn't expect it to be as good but I was very pleasantly suprised and enjoyed this more than the other 3.
Kev Ratcliffe on Sep 16, 2015
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