Do you remember that old Charles Bronson assassin flick, The Mechanic? The film was released in 1972 and is one of the many films that the actor was known for over the course of his long career. But like everything else these days, the movie had to be remade and they’re switching out Bronson for Jason Statham. CBS Films has just released a poster for the flick as well as a new trailer. Check it out and see if it measures up to the original…
In The Mechanic, Arthur Bishop (Statham) is 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.
Even though this trailer is filled with cliched dialogue it’s a lot better than the earlier versions that the studio released. The one shot where Foster is holding a gun up to a door, with an unsuspecting target on the other end looked pretty badass. He’s gonna get more than an eyeful once that trigger gets pulled.
The Mechanic is directed by Simon West and is scheduled to hit theaters on January 28.
What do you think of the latest trailer and poster for The Mechanic?