CBS Films has released five new hi-res photos and the fist clip for Jason Statham
‘s action thriller The Mechanic.
The film co-stars Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland
and Christa Campbell
and is a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film with Statham playing a hitman for hire who decides to uncharacteristically begin training a young man (Ben Foster) as an “associate” when things go a bit awry. Simon West
is directing the remake.
Mini Anden in The Mechanic
Ben Foster in The Mechanic
Ben Foster and Jason Statham in The Mechanic
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.
opens on January 28th, 2011.