November 24, 2008
Five Favorite Films with Jason Statham
Rotten Tomatoes spoke to Statham about his favorite films of all time, which surprisingly include a few Paul Newman classics and unsurprisingly include a Bruce Lee film. As our conversation continued, we also discussed the different feel of Transporter 3, Corey Yuen's diminished role in the film's action scenes, and his recently announced film, The Expendables, in which he'll star with action legends Sylvester Stallone (who will also write and direct) and Jet Li.
February 26, 2008
Transporter 3: Statham's Back With a New Director
For all your top-secret transportation needs (along with other job tasks like missile deflecting and miraculous midair bomb removal from the bottom of your car using a construction crane), Jason Statham will always be your man. He'll be returning as Frank Martin for The Transporter 3, though sans Transporter 1 and 2 director Louis Leterrier.
March 12, 2007
"Transporter 3" to Shoot Next Year
With the success of "The Transporter" and "Transporter 2," completing the trilogy seems like a no brainer. Yet, there has been little confirmation about plans to move forward, until now. Producer Luc Besson suggested a start date for a third adventure of Frank Martin the Driver.
September 18, 2006
"Hulk 2" Director Talks Lou Ferrigno, Jason Statham & Indiana Jones
Louis Leterrier, he of "Unleashed," "Transporter 2," and the upcoming "The Incredible Hulk," was cool enough to sit down and answer some questions from the SuperheroHype.com readers, and while he didn't divulge all that much information -- it still makes for a pretty amusing interview piece.
September 5, 2006
Box Office Wrapup: Invincible Scores Another Win at #1
Moviegoers had football on their minds for the second straight weekend as Disney's true-life NFL tale "Invincible" remained atop the North American box office over the long Labor Day holiday weekend finishing off another summer movie season. New releases "Crank" and "The Wicker Man" opened in second and third, respectively, while the critically acclaimed films "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Illusionist" both scored strong per-theater averages in moderate release. The holiday frame marked the first weekend in six long months where no new film debuted with at least $15M. Hollywood was happy to close the books on a summer movie season that was slightly better than than last year's.
August 31, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Crank" Is Well-Ranked; "Illusionist" Is Magic, "Crossover" Is An Air-Ball, "Wicker Man" Gets Burned
This week at the movies, we've got hoopsters with big dreams ("Crossover," starring Anthony Mackie), scary goings-on on remote islands ("The Wicker Man," starring Nicolas Cage), fast, fast vehicles ("Crank," starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart), and magic ("The Illusionist," starring Edward Norton and Jessica Biel). What do the critics say?
July 24, 2006
Comic-Con 2006: New "Hulk" Sequel to Be an "Abomination"
OK, we already knew that Abomination would be the new "Hulk" villain, and we just recently got word that "Transporter 2" director Louis Leterrier would be helming Marvel's "The Incredible Hulk," so what new information did the Comic Con panel have to offer? The promise of "no more poodles."
July 20, 2006
"Unleashed" Director to Helm "The Incredible Hulk"
With Comic-Con just underway, you can expect a lot of super-geeky news to start hitting the streets ... and here's #1: Louis Leterrier, who recently directed Jet Li in "Unleashed" and Jason Statham in both "Transporter" movies, will be in charge of "The Incredible Hulk" for Marvel Studios.
July 6, 2006
Some Juicy New Tidbits on the "DOA" Action Flick
It seems like I first saw a bootleg trailer for "DOA: Dead or Alive" about five years ago, but the flick looks to be (finally) penciled in for an August release date. The PG-13 girl-centric action flick boasts a rather colorful cast, but the producers seem to be most pleased about Jaime Pressly's newfound popularity, thanks mainly to her work on the hit sitcom "My Name Is Earl."
September 12, 2005
Statham to "Crank" It Up for Lions Gate
Hot off his success from "Transporter 2," tough-guy Jason Statham has signed a deal with Lions Gate to star in the high-concept action-flick "Crank," says The Hollywood Reporter.
September 6, 2005
"Transporter 2" Kicks Some Labor Day Box Office Butt
Jason Statham in "Transporter 2" was the go-to guy over the holiday weekend, hauling in an estimated $20.2 million from 3,300 screens. This is a marked improvement over the debut of the original "Transporter," which opened to $9.1 million, eventually snagged a grand total of $25.2 million, and then became a bona-fide hit once the DVD was released.
August 29, 2005
Carell's "Virgin" Remains On Top (of the Box Office Chart)
Universal's "The 40 Year-Old Virgin" maintained its grasp on first place at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, beating out a trio of newcomers without exerting too much effort. "Virgin" pulled in $16.4 million in its second frame, which is a rather impressive 23% decline from its opening weekend. So far the 40-year-old has sold nearly $49 million worth of tickets.
July 6, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: The Transporter 2
Kick on over to Yahoo! Movies for your first peek at Jason Statham in "The Transporter 2," which, as anyone with working eyeballs can plainly see, is the sequel to "The Transporter." Directed by Louis Leterrier ("Unleashed"), this sequel is about a bodyguard / chauffeur / professional butt-kicker who finds himself protecting a small boy from several nasty people with guns.