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(Deadline)   Wait... Luc Besson is rebooting The Transporter already? Goddammit, Hollywood   (deadline.com) divider line 40
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2014-08-01 11:45:15 PM  
Given that the first was the only one worth seeing, who could be be surprised. The second had a CG car for the few bits he was driving and not acting like a spy/cop, and the third was about saving the environment. Ummm...really?
 
2014-08-02 12:27:00 AM  
It's Luc Besson, his movies are typically worth watching but he's had some misses.  If I were all of Hollywood I'd let him basically do what he wanted to see what he churns out.
 
2014-08-02 01:52:42 AM  
If you call replacing the lead actor rebooting. Isn't there a Transporter tv series already. Do we need more Transporter?
 
2014-08-02 01:52:42 AM  

SphericalTime: It's Luc Besson, his movies are typically worth watching but he's had some misses.  If I were all of Hollywood I'd let him basically do what he wanted to see what he churns out.


Agreed. Better him than Ratner or Bay.
 
2014-08-02 02:01:39 AM  

SphericalTime: It's Luc Besson, his movies are typically worth watching but he's had some misses.  If I were all of Hollywood I'd let him basically do what he wanted to see what he churns out.


They did...and the latest is Lucy, and before that he was involved with 3 Days to Kill. And Taken. Columbiana....

Dude has a formula. One formula but Hollywood likes it.
 
2014-08-02 02:04:43 AM  
Man... even by Fark standards, Subby's the one full of fail here.
 
2014-08-02 02:12:27 AM  
The thing I always notice in Luc Besson movies is they usually have a "storm the bad guy headquarters" scene - Leon, Transporter, Kiss of the Dragon. I haven't seen Lucy but it looks like it's in there too.
 
2014-08-02 02:21:29 AM  
'Goddamnit,' indeed. And I've never even seen "The Transporter" series. But I would not f*ck with Jason Stantham.

/would like to train with him a little, though
//'death race'... 'nuff said
 
2014-08-02 02:22:02 AM  

gaslight: Given that the first was the only one worth seeing, who could be be surprised. The second had a CG car for the few bits he was driving and not acting like a spy/cop, and the third was about saving the environment. Ummm...really?


You have... high expectations about a franchise of action films whose only commonality is "main character is a third-party courier for criminals, and knows stunt driving/kung-fu.  Sudden but inevitable betrayal ensues".  Which, conveniently, is also the entire plot.

I don't think that continuity is really a concern on this one; honestly I'm somewhat confused why they're even bothering to market this as a reboot, where they could easily have just gone with "this next one in the series is about a different guy with the same job".  Hell, with movies that are this tightly bound to a specific structure, they could kill Statham off at the end of each movie, have him play the protagonist in the next movie without comment, and it wouldn't bother anyone.

// Weirdly, the  crank movies are the ones with actual continuity, they pull most of their jokes in the second one from poking at action-series continuity pretensions with things like the one character's identical twin brother showing up.
 
2014-08-02 02:25:15 AM  
Luc Besson is rebooting The Tran-

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2014-08-02 02:33:09 AM  
this has been known for years subby.

farm6.staticflickr.com

granted, it's gone through some production changes, but the fact that it's being made into a television series is nothing new.

which really makes your headline dumb.

/considering the sources, chances are this subby was the previous subby as well.
 
2014-08-02 03:00:26 AM  
Howzabout a sequel to The Professional? Or Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec? That movie was badass.

/I really like the much panned Angel A for some reason. Clunky movie, but it looked beautiful.
 
2014-08-02 03:26:33 AM  
I thought that Safe was pretty much a reboot of The Transporter, anyway.
 
2014-08-02 03:33:28 AM  

robohobo: Howzabout a sequel to The Professional?


How would that play out, sir?

I like that's there's never been a sequel. It's a perfect tale.

Would your version begin with Leon and Gary Oldman waking up in hospital?
 
2014-08-02 03:46:10 AM  

GungFu: robohobo: Howzabout a sequel to The Professional?

How would that play out, sir?

I like that's there's never been a sequel. It's a perfect tale.

Would your version begin with Leon and Gary Oldman waking up in hospital?


I'm thinking more a continuation of Mathilda's story. farked up adult Mathilda.

Though I agree, The Professional, specifically the DC Leon, was a perfect story. But I'd rather see a sequel than nonsense reboot of The Transporter, which was horrible in every way imaginable.
 
2014-08-02 04:07:09 AM  

gaslight: Given that the first was the only one worth seeing, who could be be surprised. The second had a CG car for the few bits he was driving and not acting like a spy/cop, and the third was about saving the environment. Ummm...really?


All of these.  The first one was pretty damn good, and then all the sequels spiraled horribly out of control.  The CG car bit was where I just checked out, not just because it was fake but because it was also doing something literally impossible.

The first movie was enjoyable in large part because all the car stunts were performed with actual cars.  As improbable as the stunts were, they were nonetheless possible, and half the fun was seeing that they actually did this crap.

Oh yes, and the plot got excessively weird and tried to make Frank into more Neutral Good instead of True Neutral.
 
2014-08-02 04:18:36 AM  

robohobo: GungFu: robohobo: Howzabout a sequel to The Professional?

How would that play out, sir?

I like that's there's never been a sequel. It's a perfect tale.

Would your version begin with Leon and Gary Oldman waking up in hospital?

I'm thinking more a continuation of Mathilda's story. farked up adult Mathilda.

Though I agree, The Professional, specifically the DC Leon, was a perfect story. But I'd rather see a sequel than nonsense reboot of The Transporter, which was horrible in every way imaginable.



I'm kidding, of course...

I like the idea of Mathilda's story...but without Leon it would be difficult because that relationship was the heart and soul of the film, obviously.
Now, they could have done it with flashbacks, I suppose, to continue the original somewhat and use it to tell another story with Mathilda.
However, the story would then be influenced on what was shot and what could be used. If there were scenes involving the teaching of Mathilda in the rudiments of being a hitman, I would be interested but I think these were already used in the International/DC's cut.

Regardless, I think the boat sailed a long time ago when Portman grew up. Any sequel worth its salt should have been made when Portman was still a kid...and continued the dynamic of child as hitman/girl.
 
2014-08-02 04:20:15 AM  

phillydrifter: 'Goddamnit,' indeed. And I've never even seen "The Transporter" series. But I would not f*ck with Jason Stantham.

/would like to train with him a little, though
//'death race'... 'nuff said


I'd like to f*ck with him, though.

Mmmm.....love me some chavvy bad boys now & then.
 
2014-08-02 04:24:00 AM  
Okay, let's see the re-boot.

But do it in the fashion of Walter Hills's 1978 The Driver.
righteousfilm.com

No names... just The Driver, The Detective, The Player...
 
2014-08-02 04:31:10 AM  

GungFu: robohobo: GungFu: robohobo: Howzabout a sequel to The Professional?

How would that play out, sir?

I like that's there's never been a sequel. It's a perfect tale.

Would your version begin with Leon and Gary Oldman waking up in hospital?

I'm thinking more a continuation of Mathilda's story. farked up adult Mathilda.

Though I agree, The Professional, specifically the DC Leon, was a perfect story. But I'd rather see a sequel than nonsense reboot of The Transporter, which was horrible in every way imaginable.


I'm kidding, of course...

I like the idea of Mathilda's story...but without Leon it would be difficult because that relationship was the heart and soul of the film, obviously.
Now, they could have done it with flashbacks, I suppose, to continue the original somewhat and use it to tell another story with Mathilda.
However, the story would then be influenced on what was shot and what could be used. If there were scenes involving the teaching of Mathilda in the rudiments of being a hitman, I would be interested but I think these were already used in the International/DC's cut.

Regardless, I think the boat sailed a long time ago when Portman grew up. Any sequel worth its salt should have been made when Portman was still a kid...and continued the dynamic of child as hitman/girl.


I don't think she'd even have to be a hitman. I'm not sure where one would go with the story, but this girl was clearly not going to grow up the be a healthy, stable adult. I'm sure it's left best unfilmed, but I'd sure as shiat go see it if it were.
 
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2014-08-02 07:20:45 AM  
Problem: Natalie Portman doesn't look like she could take a hit from am anemic third-grader so kung-fu is out.

Now if they can convince people that she grew up into Gina Carano..
 
2014-08-02 07:32:44 AM  
He didn't replace the lead with a waifish girl? Is he feeling alright?
 
2014-08-02 07:43:00 AM  

Mugato: He didn't replace the lead with a waifish girl? Is he feeling alright?


Should be Milla Jovovich ;)
 
2014-08-02 07:49:32 AM  
Stop watching reboots and Hollywood will stop making them.
 
2014-08-02 08:04:45 AM  

Omis: Stop watching reboots and Hollywood will stop making them.


this

robohobo: ...Or Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec? That movie was badass.

So much this - but most Americans are too lazy to read subtitles...
 
2014-08-02 08:34:55 AM  

gaslight: Given that the first was the only one worth seeing, who could be be surprised. The second had a CG car for the few bits he was driving and not acting like a spy/cop, and the third was about saving the environment. Ummm...really?


i don't know how you could say the first one was objectively better than the other two, they were all about the same for me.  decent and fun to watch, but not terribly intelligent.  the more i think about it, the more i think the first movie was actually the stupidest one.  part 2 had a better plot in general but the scene where he flipped his car to knock off the bomb was the dumbest thing i've ever seen, so it kind of evens out.  and part 3 had a better bad guy and a hotter female love interest, and the french guy had a much funnier part in the film.  i think i liked the third one best but they are all pretty close.
 
2014-08-02 09:04:28 AM  
I don't even bother going to movies anymore.

Fark you Hollywood.
 
2014-08-02 09:06:19 AM  

calbert: this has been known for years subby.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 800x293]

granted, it's gone through some production changes, but the fact that it's being made into a television series is nothing new.

which really makes your headline dumb.

/considering the sources, chances are this subby was the previous subby as well.


Wasn't the TV series completed years ago and already aired all 13 of its episodes? I heard Cinemax considered bringing it to the States but passed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transporter:_The_Series
 
2014-08-02 09:09:25 AM  

enderthexenocide: gaslight: Given that the first was the only one worth seeing, who could be be surprised. The second had a CG car for the few bits he was driving and not acting like a spy/cop, and the third was about saving the environment. Ummm...really?

i don't know how you could say the first one was objectively better than the other two, they were all about the same for me.  decent and fun to watch, but not terribly intelligent.  the more i think about it, the more i think the first movie was actually the stupidest one.  part 2 had a better plot in general but the scene where he flipped his car to knock off the bomb was the dumbest thing i've ever seen, so it kind of evens out.  and part 3 had a better bad guy and a hotter female love interest, and the french guy had a much funnier part in the film.  i think i liked the third one best but they are all pretty close.


I watched it again with my wife after we got back from Nice by tricking into saying it featured all the places we went. Yes, the plot doesn't hold up to the slightest scrutiny. That's OK though, it moves along fast enough and has entertaining action. As noted before, the stunts are ridiculous but seem real. If only every dumb action flick was as good as it.
 
2014-08-02 09:25:02 AM  
The Professional does not need a sequel.
What it really needs is a prequel. No continuity issues, but plenty of backstory to explore.
 
2014-08-02 09:26:30 AM  

gaslight: Given that the first was the only one worth seeing, who could be be surprised. The second had a CG car for the few bits he was driving and not acting like a spy/cop, and the third was about saving the environment. Ummm...really?


I don't know, the second one is my favorite just because of the absurdity of it all. Even though it looks CG, the scene where he takes the car off the ramp, flips it over to knock the bomb off while it explodes, then flips back over for a perfect landing is pure cinematic genius.
 
2014-08-02 09:29:46 AM  

gaslight: Given that the first was the only one worth seeing, who could be be surprised. The second had a CG car for the few bits he was driving and not acting like a spy/cop, and the third was about saving the environment. Ummm...really?


Death by liberal committee.
 
2014-08-02 09:43:38 AM  

Elzar: Omis: Stop watching reboots and Hollywood will stop making them.

this

robohobo: ...Or Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec? That movie was badass.

So much this - but most Americans are too lazy to read subtitles...


Put me in the camp of loving Adele Blanc-Sec, great movie. There is an English overdub, but, from what I hear, it's horrible
 
2014-08-02 10:32:33 AM  

Keywork99: Cine


And that's what the article is about. The series is being released to the US on March 6, 2015.
 
2014-08-02 12:01:47 PM  

Omis: Stop watching reboots and Hollywood will stop making them.


Hollywood isn't making this reboot.

EbolaNYC: I don't even bother going to movies anymore.

Fark you Hollywood.


Hollywood isn't making this reboot.
 
2014-08-02 12:32:37 PM  

Uncle Pooky: Omis: Stop watching reboots and Hollywood will stop making them.

Hollywood isn't making this reboot.

EbolaNYC: I don't even bother going to movies anymore.

Fark you Hollywood.

Hollywood isn't making this reboot.


Fark you Hollywood because, fark you that's why. Mostly for making this reboot shiat a thing in the first place, and also because, fark you.
 
2014-08-02 12:37:42 PM  
More than meets the eye..........
 
2014-08-02 03:33:34 PM  
EbolaNYC:

Fark you Hollywood because, fark you that's why. Mostly for making this reboot shiat a thing in the first place, and also because, fark you.

They're just movies, dude. Let it go.
 
2014-08-02 04:24:13 PM  

Uncle Pooky: EbolaNYC:

Fark you Hollywood because, fark you that's why. Mostly for making this reboot shiat a thing in the first place, and also because, fark you.

They're just movies, dude. Let it go.


You must be new here, welcome to Fark. This is what it's for.
 
2014-08-03 09:31:12 AM  

SphericalTime: It's Luc Besson, his movies are typically worth watching but he's had some misses.  If I were all of Hollywood I'd let him basically do what he wanted to see what he churns out.


He's been involved with some awesome movies.

Nikita
The Big Blue
Léon
Taxi
Transporter
Taken
District 13

Let us not forget Fifth Element of course.

This man should really some sort of Fark legend.
 
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