LOUIS LETERRIER (Directed by) most recently directed the high-octane action film Transporter 2, the follow-up to his successful 2002 directorial debut, The Transporter. Both films were written and produced by Luc Besson and starred Jason Statham in the role of the mysterious Transporter. Leterrier recently helmed Unleashed, starring Jet Li, Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins.
Leterrier is a native of Paris. He developed a love for cinema at an early age, winning several awards for short films before turning 18. Leterrier left France to study film at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. He was an assistant director and worked on visual effects on Alien: Resurrection, directed by fellow countryman Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He was then an assistant director on Luc Besson’s historical epic The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc and on the big-budget Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopâtra, adapted from the comic books.