Europa has just released The Transporter Refueled trailer online, and it assures us all that a Transporter reboot was in no way necessary. Ed Skrein takes over the role of Frank Martin in the series about the world’s coolest delivery man, and provides a powerful reminder that there is only one Jason Statham even if that Statham doesn’t have much in the way of acting range.
I’m still stuck on what’s the worst thing about this trailer. Is it:
- Skrein coming off like a 4th-rate Jason Statham
- Playing like an Audi ad
- Referring to women as “packages”
- Using “Driving through a jet bridge” as the money shot
Check out the trailer as well as the poster below, and click over to Apple to see it in HD. The Transporter Refueled opens June 19th.
Here’s the synopsis for The Transporter Refueled:
The producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy bring you the next adrenaline-fueled installment of The Transporter series, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, starring newcomer Ed Skrein 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.
When Frank is hired by cunning femme fatale Anna and her three stunning sidekicks, he quickly discovers he’s been played. Anna and her cohorts have kidnapped his father (Ray Stevenson) in order to coerce Frank into helping them take down a ruthless group of Russian human traffickers. Fueled by revenge, he will break all his rules and stop at nothing to rescue his father in this action-packed thrill ride across the French Riviera.