Luc Besson rebooting The Transporter for prequel series

French director LUC BESSON is set to reboot his hit action franchise THE TRANSPORTER for a new series of prequels - without leading man JASON STATHAM.

Besson, who wrote and produced the first film in 2002 and its two follow-ups in 2005 and 2008, has revealed he is working on The Transporter 4, which will explore the origin story of Statham's driver-for-hire character Frank Martin and will therefore feature a younger actor in the Brit's place.

If the fourth movie is successful, the filmmaker plans on turning it into another trilogy.

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