Tuesday, June 03, 2008
"Transporter 3" Gets Release Date
Posted by JPX
From worstpreviews, Lionsgate has announced that it has acquired US and Canadian distribution rights to "Transporter 3." Jason Statham returns as iconic action hero Frank Martin in the third installment of the EuropaCorp-produced series.
Olivier Megaton directs from a script written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. Lionsgate will release the film at Thanksgiving, on November 26th, 2008.
The film, starring Robert Knepper ("Prison Break") alongside Statham and returning cast member Francois Berleand (Place Vendome), wrapped principal photography in early May and is currently in post-production.
The studio expressed excitement about the project, stating, "We are thrilled to be in business with EuropaCorp and to also partner again with Jason Statham, who from 'War' to 'Crank' and its upcoming sequel, is a well known and well-loved leading man in so many of Lionsgate's high octane action films. We are delighted to add another film in the exciting 'Transporter' action franchise to stand alongside such other iconic Lionsgate franchises as 'Saw,' 'Tyler Perry' and 'The Punisher.'"
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