Connect with us

Film News

Game Of Thrones Actor Lands ‘The Transporter’ Reboot Lead


Last week we learned that EuropaCorp were moving forward with an origin reboot of the ass-kicking character Frank Martin a $30 million prequel to THE TRANSPORTER franchise. The action series, which made a superstar of Jason Statham and was turned into a well-recieved TV show starring Chris Vance, will take a look at the younger skilled military man and how he landed the job of delivering packages without asking questions.

Well, we can now confirm former Game Of Thrones actor Ed Skrein, also known for roles on British thrillers ILL MANORS, PIGGY and THE SWEEENY,  will now take on the role of Martin. Skrein featured in the final three episodes of season 3 of the acclaimed HBO series as the Tyroshi warrior, Daario Naharis, the love-interest of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. However, his role was recast for season 4 with Michiel Huisman taking over.

The new untitled story of THE TRANSPORTER will see how Martin found his home in the French Riviera as well as explore the mysterious relationship with his father. It’s set to be directed by BRICK MANSIONS’ Camille Delamarre with filming beginning in June.

EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert commented:

“We searched everywhere to find a fresh face who had the potential to become an action movie star and we’ve found the right match with Ed Skrein, who’s not only a great actor but also has enough charisma and physical stamina to play Frank Martin with brio”.

How do you feel about a new Transporter? As ever, we’d love to know!

Source: Variety

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Latest Posts


More in Film News