Watch This: The Mechanic Promo Trailer with Jason Statham
by Alex Billington
March 18, 2010
Earlier today our friends at SlashFilm found the first (unofficial) promo trailer for The Mechanic starring Jason Statham. You've probably heard about this remake of a 1970's Charles Bronson hitman movie of the same name before today, but this is the first time we've seen any actual footage from it. It was produced by Nu Image / Millennium Films and it looks pretty badass. I love seeing Jason Statham in just about anything, but paired up with Ben Foster as two hitmen? I'm totally looking forward to this! Watch out though, as this trailer isn't MPAA approved and contains sex and violence. It's also a bit low res but it's the best we've got!
Watch the promo trailer for Simon West's The Mechanic:
An action-thriller centered on an assassin (Jason Statham) and a young man who becomes an apprentice.
The Mechanic is directed by British filmmaker Simon West, of memorable blockbusters like Con Air, The General's Daughter, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and When a Stranger Calls. The screenplay was written by first-time feature writer Karl Gajdusek who's only other writing credit is for the TV show "Dead Like Me". This is a remake of The Mechanic from 1972 starring Charles Bronson and directed by Michael Winner. As far as we know, this Mechanic doesn't have a US distributor yet, but we'll let you know when/if it finds one!