Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"The Transporter" TV Series

More details have emerged regarding the upcoming "The Transporter" TV series, based on Luc Besson's EurpoCorp property, with HBO Canada, The Movie Network and Movie Central signing on, joining France's M6 and Germany's RTL Group as co-producers.

Klaus Zimmermann of France's Atlantique Productions will oversee the $43 million, 12-episode series, with Andy Mikita ("Stargate") directing, for executive producers Besson, Alexander Ruemelin, Fred Fuchs, Robert Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.

The series will start in Europe this June, before shooting in Toronto July 4 to November 21, for producer Sue Murdoch and Driver For Hire (QVS) Inc.

The series will follow driver 'Frank Martin', played by Chris Vance ("Prison Break") who will 'transport' anything a client wishes, with no questions asked.

Actress Andrea Osvart ("The Swing Girls") will play Frank's handler 'Carla', a former CIA operative who organizes his missions.

France-based Lagardere Entertainment will also participate in financing the series.

EuropaCorp previously adapted their "Nikita" franchise into 2 Toronto-lensed TV series, with development currently underway on a "Taken" and "Arthur and The Invisibles" TV series, both spinning off from EuropaCorp feature films.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Transporter"...