Action movie franchise coming to TV

The Transporter film series is on its way to the small screen with plans for a new television series based on the explosive action flicks.

Lagardere Entertainmnet and EuropaCorp are working together to launch the news series which will run for 12 episodes in its first season.

The franchise will be distributed internationally with discussions already underway in regards to the major networks and broadcast deals.

The Transporter series will begin shooting in early 2011 in European locations as well as Canada with casting being undertaken at the moment in London, with plans to scour both LA and locally in Toronto.

The Jason Statham-starring movies followed an ex-special forces agent as he transported various “packages” for large sums of money. The franchise which ran between 2002-08 was directed by French director Luc Besson.

Signed on as writer and show-runner of the TV production is German Alexander Rumelin. There is no word yet on a director.

Source: THR

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