Though Jason Statham has already been on three adrenaline fueled rides as The Transporter, it looks like the action franchise may be heading to the small screen very soon. EuropaCorp, the production company from director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) apparently has a “big” broadcast partner in the U.S. lined up for the series, but they’re not saying who just yet. With a budget of $48 million, the series is aiming for 12 episodes (at least to being with) to start shooting early in 2011 in order to start airing in November. The story itself seems to fit perfectly in TV form as it follows the exploits of the titular driver who transports anything, anywhere, anytime and by any means necessary, but I doubt Statham will actually be behind the wheel.
For details on a potential TV adaptation of the Liam Neeson ass-kicker Taken, hit the jump.