The opening scenes of The Transporter movie show Frank Martin arrive at a bank where he is to "transport" three persons whom have just robbed the bank (The Alliance Investment Corporation).
The scenes showing Frank (Jason Statham) arrive in the BMW were filmed in Nice, France at the Chamber de Commerce building (the "bank").
After the chase scenes are completed a news broadcast scene is seen in the movie announcing that the AIC bank had been robbed by four masked gunnmen.
The newscaster in this scene was Adrian Dearnell, an actual news anchor at the time for Bloomberg Paris. The newscast scene was filmed at the Bloomberg Paris studios on a Saturday morning by Adrian and the Luc Besson production crew. The scene took 9 hours to set up and film (and is 6 seconds in length).
Interesting note: Adrian was not paid for his involvment in the movie. His "bosses" had loaned him, and the studio, to the film producers as a product placement trade.
He has said that he originally had thought it was a waste of his time to spend an entire Saturday on a film project that he was sure would be a flop. Now a decade later he said he gets emails from all over the world about his 6 seconds of fame and that his role (name) in the production is always number one in google rankings and he would prefer that his business was ranking in the number one spot! But he has enjoyed the recognition and his part in the movie over the years.
Opening Robbery & TV News Broadcast Scene
Adrian Dearnell is the Founder and CEO of Euro Business Media - Paris, France (Photo 2010)
The pictures to the left show the actual Bloomberg, Paris news desk (where the scene was filmed) in 2001 and Adrian Dearnell, as the news anchor in the film.
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Chamber de Commerce Building - Nice, France (Photo 2011)
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Actor Doug Rand in the opening bank robbery scene with Jason Statham -
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