Behind The Scenes Video

Behind the scenes video footage shot by David Meanti during the making of The Transpoter movie.

Production note: these truck fight scenes were directed by Corey Yuen and were filmed on the D9 motorway that was under construction -

Cyril Raffaelli and Jason Statham
Cyril Raffaelli and Jason Statham

Reviewing a scene during filming. Although Jason's contract called for him doing all the stunts....the producers left a few of the stunts to the professionals in fear that Jason could become injured and the production could be put at risk. But he did most of the fight scenes himself, including the "oil scene" in the warehouse. The "oil" was actually mollassas.

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statham and corey.jpg
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corey lulu statham.jpg
Jason, Shu Qi and Louis Letterier
Jason, Shu Qi and Louis Letterier

Picture taken during filming of The Transporter in Cassis France (Franks House).

Louis Letterrier - Directing
Louis Letterrier - Directing

The Transporter Movie

The Transporter Movie - Mansion
The Transporter Movie - Mansion

Filming the scene in the mansion where "Frank" shoots the thug after he kicks the door down. This actor is: Laurent Jumeaucourt

Jason Statham The Transporter
Jason Statham The Transporter

Filming in front of a green screen for the shot where "Frank" gets kicked by "Wallstreet" out of the truck cab.

Jason and Matt Truck Fight Scene
Jason and Matt Truck Fight Scene

Jason and Matt rehearsing the fight scene in the truck cab while it sits in a parking lot. Corey Yuen is off camera offering direction.

Jason Statham and Shu Qi
Jason Statham and Shu Qi

Jason and Shu on a day off from filming in France.

Shi Qi The Transporter
Shi Qi The Transporter

Shu Qi on break from filming The Transporter in Paris.

Pharmacy Location
Pharmacy Location

This is the street where the pharmacy is located in The Transporter movie where "Frank" stops to buy the stethescope. It is called the Pharmacy of Peace and is located at: 1 Place de la Paix Street Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Jason Statham
Jason Statham

Jason in car between takes on The Transporter.

Phillipe Guegan
Phillipe Guegan

Operating the "high wire" machine that was used in the jump stunts in The Transporter

Opening Scene Location
Opening Scene Location

This is the parking garage in the first scene of The Transporter movie.

Luc Besson The Transporter Movie
Luc Besson The Transporter Movie

Luc Besson providing direction during filming.

Luc Besson
Luc Besson

Reviewing a scene to be shot for The Transporter in Paris.

Luc Besson The Transporter Movie
Luc Besson The Transporter Movie

Luc Besson behind the camera!

Matt Schulze
Matt Schulze

This is Matt rehearsing getting kicked out of the cab of the truck (his last scene in the film). The truck cab and orange container were attached to a blue flatbed trailer (which can be seen in the back ground) and during filming were pulled up and down the D9 motorway by a large tow vehicle.

Centre Hospital Menton France
Centre Hospital Menton France

This is the hospital where Wallstreet (Matt Schulze) goes to see one of his thugs that was beaten and shot by Frank (Jason Statham) at the Bettencourt Mansion. The production staff located this hospital in Menton, France to shoot the hospital scenes. It was an ideal location since other parts of the movie were filmed in this general area in the South of France.

Cyril Raffaelli and Jason Statham
Cyril Raffaelli and Jason Statham

Rehearsing a scene during filming.

Container yard in Marseille, France
Container yard in Marseille, France

Preparing for shooting scenes at night during the filming of The Transporter movie. Awaiting the arrival of Corey Yuen for the first day of filming.

Container yard in Marseille, France
Container yard in Marseille, France

All the scenes with the trucks, shipping containers and warehouses were filmed here.

Container yard in Marseille, France
Container yard in Marseille, France

Phillipe Guegan Stunts company executed all of the stunts filmed in these scenes. In this picture a stuntman is seen with a safety cable as he jumps to the moving container truck. This was NOT Jason Statham in this scene. Although Jason's contract called for him doing all the stunts....the producers left a few of the stunts to the professionals in fear that Jason could become injured and the production could be put at risk.

Jason Statham The Transporter
Jason Statham The Transporter

This is a different camera angle of Jason in the harness and wire suspended from a crane to do the container jump scenes. In this image the "harness and wire" have been digitally removed in post production and editing.

French Highway Scenes D9 Motorway
French Highway Scenes D9 Motorway

Matt Schulze filming the truck cab fight scenes. All of the motorway action scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed on a 6 kilometer section of the D9 motorway (then under construction) between SAUSSET LES PINS and CARRY LE ROUET in Bouches du Rhone France- not far from Marseille. The truck and trailer used in these scenes was pulled up and down the D9 motorway by a large tow truck for 6 days during filming. The cab was a real Volvo truck cab but was highly modified for the production.

Container yard in Marseille, France
Container yard in Marseille, France

Matt and Jason discuss filming a fight scene. At this point, both had been working and training with Cyril Raffaelli for over a month in preparation for these scenes.

Container yard in Marseille, France
Container yard in Marseille, France

Matt on set getting ready to film a fight scene with Jason Statham.

French Highway
French Highway

Matt Schulze filming the truck cab fight scenes. This is the scene where "The Transporter" kicks him out of the passenger side door of the truck cab and he is killed (assumed). All of the motorway action scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed on a 6 kilometer section of the D9 motorway (then under construction) between SAUSSET LES PINS and CARRY LE ROUET in Bouches du Rhone France- not far from Marseille.

French Highway
French Highway

Matt Schulze getting ready to film the scenes involving the truck caravan. All of the motorway action scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed on a 6 kilometer section of the D9 motorway (then under construction) between SAUSSET LES PINS and CARRY LE ROUET in bouches du Rhone France- not far from Marseille.

French Highway
French Highway

Matt Schulze filming the truck cab fight scenes. Just prior to being kicked out of the passenger side door, and to his death (assumed). All of the motorway action scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed on a 6 kilometer section of the D9 motorway (then under construction) between SAUSSET LES PINS and CARRY LE ROUET in bouches du Rhone France- not far from Marseille.

Bloomberg Studio, Paris
Bloomberg Studio, Paris

This is the location where the news broadcast(Adrian Dearnel) scenes were filmed. This is the downtown Paris studio of Bloomberg financial news.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Ave Verdun Eze, France
Ave Verdun Eze, France

Gas station where Franks (Jason Statham) car blows up.

Pharmacy Scene Location
Pharmacy Scene Location

This is the pharmacy seen in The Transporter movie where "Frank" stops to buy the stethescope. It is called the Pharmacy of Peace and is located at: 1 Place de la Paix Street Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Nice, France
Nice, France

The is the Chamber de Commerce building in Nice, France where the opening bank robbery scenes are filmed.

Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Bettencourt mansion. This property is known as Chateau des Fayeres in Cannes, France.

Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Bettencourt mansion. This property is known as Chateau des Fayeres in Cannes, France.

Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Bettencourt mansion. This property is known as Chateau des Fayeres in Cannes, France.

Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Bettencourt mansion. This property is known as Chateau des Fayeres in Cannes, France.

Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Gate where Frank (Jason Statham) crashes trough in Mercedes after fight scene at Wallstreet's mansion. Locaed on Ave de Saissy in Cannes, France.

Cannes, France
Cannes, France

Gate where Frank (Jason Statham) crashes trough in Mercedes after fight scene at Wallstreet's mansion. Locaed on Ave de Saissy in Cannes, France. The intersecting street (Ave de Benefiat) leads to the main gate of the Chateau des Feyeres mansion.

Weapons Case
Weapons Case

This is a case of weapons on set used in the filming of The Transporter movie. Look closely and you'll recognize them. The weapons were supplied by Cauvy Armes in Paris, France.

Nice, France
Nice, France

Picture of the engine in the actual 750iL car used in the movie.

French Highway
French Highway

Fred North (helicopter piolt) executed this difficult stunt where Frank Martin jumped out of a plane and parachuted onto a moving container truck. This rare still photo shows the helicopter with harnessed stunt man approaching the moving caravan in The Transporter movie.

French Highway
French Highway

Fred North (helicopter piolt) executed this difficult stunt where Frank Martin jumped out of a plane and parachuted onto a moving container truck. The stunt man in this scene under the helicopter is Frederic Ciccione. The stunt man that actually jumped from the Cessna airplane was: Jeff Ronzevalle.

Fred North Helicopter Pilot
Fred North Helicopter Pilot

Fred North and a tether camera.

St Remy, France
St Remy, France

Fred North, helicopter and team.

Container yard in Marseille, France
Container yard in Marseille, France

Filming at night at the shipyards in Marseille, France. In this scene a stuntman in place of (Jason Statham) is filmed crashing through the window of the warehouse and into the water. Phillipe Guegan Stunts company executed this stunt.

Eze, France
Eze, France

Filming in Eze, France. In this scene a stuntman in place of (Jason Statham) is filmed via a "rope jerk back method" as the explosion sends Frank Martin into the windscreen of the vehicle after the blast. Phillipe Guegan Stunts company executed this stunt. Notice the opening in the back of the suit where the harness and cable can be scene.

Inspector Tarconi Props
Inspector Tarconi Props

These are the props used for Inspector Tarconi (Francois Berleand) in the filming of The Transporter. Note the blue light that Inspector Tarconi puts on top of his car in the opening car chase scene and the police badge.

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Tarconi Jacket and French ID.jpg

Picture of screen worn jacket by Inspector Tarconi.

Jason Statham Young Boy Picture
Jason Statham Young Boy Picture

This photo shown in The Transporter movie when Li was going through Frank Martin's (Jason Statham) photo album is an actual photo of Jason when he 7 or 8 years old and living Great Yarmouth, Norfolk England. The photo is from his families personal collection. Note: his parents Eileen and Barry Statham still live in Great Yarmouth and Barry is a crier at the local market.

Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, France

The opening car chase scenes were filmed in and around this area, as well as the police station scenes.

Luc Besson
Luc Besson

Luc Besson behind camera. Filing in St. Tropez, France for the "Franks' neighbor's house" scenes.

Cassi, France
Cassi, France

Road near Port Miou (Cassis, France) where several scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed.

Wallstreet's (Matt Schulze) Office
Wallstreet's (Matt Schulze) Office

This is the actual office building (industrial complex) used as the set for "Matt's office" (Riveria Construction) in The Transporter movie. Where (Audry Hamm-Springer was the secretary). It is located at: 90 Chemin du Roi d'Espagne in Marseille, France 13009. The office was occupied by the Ernst & Young / Cap Gemini financial consulting group. The scenes were filmed over a weekend. Today the actual office where the scenes were filmed is occupied by Volcum Europe (an American apparel company).

Wallstreet's (Matt Schulze) Office
Wallstreet's (Matt Schulze) Office

This is the actual office building (industrial complex) used as the set for "Matt's office" (Riveria Construction) in The Transporter movie. Where (Audry Hamm-Springer was the secretary). It is located at: 90 Chemin du Roi d'Espagne in Marseille, France 13009. The office was occupied by the Ernst & Young / Cap Gemini financial consulting group. The scenes were filmed over a weekend. Today the actual office where the scenes were filmed is occupied by Volcum Europe (an American apparel company).

D9 motorway near SAUSSET LES PINS
D9 motorway near SAUSSET LES PINS

All of the motorway action scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed on the D9 motorway (then under construction) between SAUSSET LES PINS and CARRY LE ROUET in bouches du Rhone France- not far from Marseille.

D9 motorway filming location.
D9 motorway filming location.

All of the motorway action scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed on a 6 kilometer section of the D9 motorway (then under construction) between SAUSSET LES PINS and CARRY LE ROUET in bouches du Rhone France- not far from Marseille. This is the exact location where the Merceds blows up.

D9 motorway 34km from Marseille
D9 motorway 34km from Marseille

All of the motorway action scenes in The Transporter movie were filmed on a 6 kilometer section of the D9 motorway (then under construction) between SAUSSET LES PINS and CARRY LE ROUET in bouches du Rhone France- not far from Marseille. This is the exact location where "Frank Martin" and "Wallstreet" engage each other in a fight in the cab of the truck (note the sign in the photo....this sign can be seen briefly in one of the scenes in the movie).

Franks House (Set location, Cassis)
Franks House (Set location, Cassis)

This is the exact location of "Franks house" in The Transporter movie. The house was a set built over the top of this salt water pool. The house was only a front facade and was only filmed from one perseperctive.....the front. The garage for Franks car was right on top of the pool seen in this picture. In the movie you will notice a small ramp that leads up into the garage...the ramp is used because the garage floor is up on this pool. This pool is at the Le Presquille restaurant in Port Miou.

Product Placement Example
Product Placement Example

Europacorp (Producers of The Transporter movie) is known for its novel use of product placement in it's films. This picture depicts a scene where Tiger Beer is shown and the brand appears multiple times in the movie. Product placement revenue in movie production is generally used to offset production costs and the amount of revenue generated can vary widely based on how many seconds of screen time a product is displayed, and the prominence of the display, and/or usage of the product in the film.

The Opening Scene Garage
The Opening Scene Garage

The opening scenes of The Transporter movie were filmed in this parking garage in Nice, France.

Jason Statham "Prop" Head
Jason Statham "Prop" Head

Prior to the filming of The Transporter production the producers (EuropaCorp) commissioned a "prop" of Jason Stathams head. This prop was not used in the actual filming.

Behind The Scenes Still Photos / Location Shots

Still photos of filming The Transporter and actual filming locations. (Click On Any Image To Start Slide Show)

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The Transporter
The Transporter Movie
The Transporter Movie

The producers purchased this 1992 Ford Scorpio (left) near SAUSSET LES PINS to set on fire on the D9 motorway (see above pictures) during the truck and caravan scene. The rented Mercedes S-600 seen in the chase scene was too expensive to destroy in the fire (see below sequence / click the arrow).

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Mercedes S600 Prior To Impact

Ford Scorpio In Fireball

Fireball On Impact

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D9 motorway, France -

Production note: The D9 motorway is a French provincial main road. It is known locally as the "Voie Rapide de la Côte Bleue" (The Fast Lane to the Blue Coast). The motorway was under construction during the filming of The Transporter movie.

  

  Jason Statham and Matt  Schulze   

 film truck fight scenes -                     

Production note: car explosion filmed on the D9 motorway in France and fight scenes filmed in Nice, France at the bus repair depot -

  Jason Statham and opponents   

 film bus depot fight scenes -        

Production note: the interior shots of "Franks House" were shot on a sound stage near Paris. The helicopter and truck scenes were filmed on the D9 motorway in France  -

  Jason Statham and Shu Qi                

 film scenes at "Franks House" -        

Production note: the interior shots of "Franks House" were shot on a sound stage near Paris -

  Jason Statham and Shu Qi                

 film scenes at "Franks House" -        

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Wardrobe consistency binders from The Transporter production.

 

These binders are kept for each actor and scene so as filming becomes more complex, and many takes over several days are required, the actors are kept in consistent wardrobe and make-up throughout the scene. These are actual "wardrobe consistency binders" from The Transporter movie (Frank Martin) -

 

Production Consistency Binders