The Transporter (French: Le Transporteur) is a 2002 French action film directed by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen and written by Luc Besson, who was inspired by BMW Films' The Hire series.
The film stars Jason Statham as Frank Martin, a driver for hire – a mercenary "transporter" who will deliver anything, anywhere – no questions asked – for the right price. It also stars Shu Qi as Lai Kwai.
The film was released in France on October 2, 2002 and in the United States on October 11, 2002. It is the first film in a series also consisting of Transporter 2 and Transporter 3.
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is a highly regarded, highly skilled driver known only as "The Transporter". The title character is a former Special Forces officer who, disillusioned with his former leadership, now lives on the French Mediterranean Coastline with a lucrative second career. He will transport anything, no questions asked, from Point A to Point B.
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