When the first trailer for The Transporter Refueled came out in March, Matt had a strong reaction to say the least. Not a whole lot has changed from that trailer to this one, the official cut that lists the newly rescheduled release date as September 4, 2015. Sure, Ed Skrein isn’t Jason Statham, but he seems more than capable of pulling off the action and stunt sequences in this beat-em-up, smash-em-up thriller. While the main draw of this film (and potential sequels if successful) is clearly the adrenaline-fueled car chase scenes, this trailer reveals that the writers are at least trying to tug on the heartstrings just a bit when a close family member of the Transporter finds himself in mortal danger. Other than that, what you see is what you get.
Check out the official trailer for The Transporter Refueled below:
Here’s the synopsis for The Transporter Refueled:
Frank Martin (played by newcomer Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life – or so he thinks – transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.
From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers.