Written by Luc Besson, in my opinion of the better writer/directors. He directed The Professional which is definitely a great film. Jason Statham is back after three years apart from these films to do it again. From the movie trailers, it seems the fight scenes and car chase scenes are even better than the last ones.
It seems they’ve added a new factor into this series. If Statham’s character moves too far away from the car, he will explode. This is definitely raising the stakes and speed of the action scenes, to have more urgency.
Natalya Rudakova plays the package as its called in the series. As Frank Martin (Statham) says in the trailer “it’s complicated” referring to the situation with the woman. To which his buddy replies “with you it always is”.
Robert Mark Kamen is also helped co write the script. He also wrote screenplays such as Kiss of the Dragon, with Jet Li, which I thought was well done.
Olivier Megaton is the Director. Which is an interesting choice as I’ve never heard of him and can’t find any info on him as to what he has done before this. Hopefully he doesn’t mess up the direction of the film. The director is in charge of everyone, so if he does poorly usually so does everyone else.
Robert Knepper of ‘Prison Break’ fame will also have a starring role as Johnson. Either he or Francois Berleand are playing the criminal mastermind in charge of ensuring Martin completes his mission or dies.
The Audi A8 will be the ‘star car’ of the film. I say that because the car always gets a ton of on screen time. You think I’m joking, but if you seen any Transporter films you know that it’s true. I’m guessing this is either the V8 or W12 sized engine. Since it is fully souped up with all the right gadgets as well.
The Cinematographer is Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci. This is a big step up for him as he has only been Director of Photography on second units before. He worked on Under the Tuscan Sun, but that is a very different style of film from an action film.
I was interested in seeing who the Martial Arts Choreographer is on this film. Sure enough it is Cory Yuen, who was director of the first Transporter. This is an excellent choice as he did a great job overseeing the fights in the film War with Statham and Jet Li.