CBS Films has finally released a proper trailer for Jason Statham’s remake of “The Mechanic”, a film that has been languishing on the shelf for at least a year now. The flick stars Statham as a hitman, and Ben Foster as his hitman-in-training apprentice. Unlike the International promo that was released a ways back, this new trailer doesn’t give away the film’s surprise twist ending, so feel free to take a gander at it. The whole thing looks like a decent rental, though there’s probably a reason why it’s being dumped into January.
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.
Starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Christa Campbell, Jeff Chase, James Logan, J.D. Evermore and directed by Simon West.
Blasting home January 28, 2011.
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