For an action film boasting Jason Statham and Ben Foster — okay, so Jason Statham. Foster is a great actor, but he doesn’t exactly open action movies. Statham, on the other hand, does. Though that seems to be in doubt now that his remake of “The Mechanic” seems to have been slotted for 2011 after a lot of delay. I’m starting to think that the only reason the studio isn’t releasing this thing directly to DVD is because of contract obligations. In any case, new images from the remake below.
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, Tony Goldwyn, Mini Anden, Christa Campbell, Katarzyna Wolejnio and directed by Simon West.
Solving your car problems January 28, 2011.
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