Monday, May 23, 2011

Toronto Start For "Transporter" TV Series - July 4, 2011

A new "Transporter" TV series, based on producer/director Luc Besson's 2002 EuropaCorp feature film property "The Transporter", starts shooting in Toronto, July 4, 2011, wrapping November 21, produced by Sue Murdoch for Driver For Hire (QVS) Inc.

The $48 million, 12-episode Cinemax TV series will follow driver 'Frank Martin', played by Chris Vance ("Burn Notice") 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 finance 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"...