Director Louis Leterrier is thought for making Now You See Me, The Unimaginable Hulk, Quick X, and a lot extra, however his profession actually kicked off when he helmed The Transporter, starring Jason Statham in 2002. He got here again to direct the sequel, Transporter 2 in 2005, however skipped out on the franchise after that. Statham went on to star in yet another film, however finally stepped away as effectively.
Again in 2015, Statham spoke with Vulture (through CB) to disclose why he left the franchise, saying:
“You already know what? It was clearly a fantastic expertise doing these movies, and I’d have beloved to maintain doing it. However they wished me to signal on and do three extra movies with out even seeing a script, and so they provided me much less cash to do three than I might receives a commission for one! So it was a enterprise resolution. I’d have beloved to have carried out it, however you may’t actually signal on with out doing a script, and to signal on for 3 of them? And to receives a commission a pittance? I simply could not see the worth in that.”
It’s ridiculous that the studio didn’t see Statham’s worth and the draw of the franchise sufficient to make his return value it. However eight years have handed, and possibly the studio can be interested by returning to the flicks once more. Louis Leterrier has proven his curiosity.
The director reunited with Statham within the latest movie, Quick X, and when requested what it was wish to direct him once more, and his opinion on returning to their unique film franchise, Leterrier mentioned:
“I imply, that might be a dream. No, I imply we have shot commercials collectively, we have seen one another socially, however we hadn’t labored collectively for a protracted, very long time and simply seeing him with the ability to work with him, name motion on the shot he was in. Directing him was identical to it was so nice and it was the start of his profession, the very starting of my profession with two totally different individuals. However on the identical time, you already know, our coronary heart is identical and our love for one another is identical. It was a real pleasure. So, I imply, why not like that? You already know, Frank Martin is a superb character. The Transporter is a superb character. An Jason [Statham] is an incredible actor. We’d like extra Transporter, proper?”
I feel so! I beloved the Transporter motion pictures, and I feel followers can be receptive to a reboot with the unique star and director. What do you suppose?