Here's something random: has anyone ever seen the movie Deadlock (a.k.a. Wedlock), with Rutger Hauer and Mimi Rogers? It was about a futuristic prison where the inmates don electronic collars that are wired to explode when they cross the prison's boundary. Eventually it turns out that, for some reason, a prisoner can escape without being decapitated if he escapes together with a certain other inmate to whom he's electronically connected. I first saw this when I was 9 or 10 and thought it was the neatest thing ever, but something tells me it wouldn't hold up if I watched it again.
Anyway, the point is, I thought of Deadlock when I saw this French teaser for Transporter 3, where Jason Statham's Frank Martin is outfitted with a bracelet that's wired to explode if... well, it's not clear what will make it explode, but something sure will. The movie looks as completely nuts as its predecessors; I was sold on the franchise when, in Transporter 2, Frank Martin drove a car off a roof, flipped it in the air to scrape an explosive device off the bottom, and landed on a middle floor of a parking garage. Not quite as cool as my memory of Deadlock, but pretty darn cool. Transporter 3, directed by a guy named (I kid you not) Olivier Megaton and written by franchise stalwarts Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, will be released here in November by Lionsgate.