Jason Statham Finds Another Sequel with 'Mechanic: Resurrection'
After starring in several sequels, from Crank: High Voltage to The Transporter trilogy, not to mention next spring's Furious 7 (watch the awesome teaser trailer), Jason Statham has found yet another for his filmography. Variety has learned that Lionsgate has set Mechanic: Resurrection for release on January 22nd, 2016. The first film, The Mechanic, focused on Statham as "mechanic" Arthur Bishop, an elite assassin with a strict code and an ability to make kills look like accidents. When Bishop's mentor is killed, he took on his son (Ben Foster) as an apprentice and set out for revenge. So what's the sequel about now?
Well, the trade says Statham is now trying to live the quiet life after faking his death at the end of the first film, but his retirement probably won't last long. This time Statham will be joined by Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones, who basically cancel each other out when it comes to talent. However, if Jones is playing the villain in the action thriller, then that sounds awesome. German filmmaker Dennis Gansel is directing the film with a script by Philip Shelby, Tony Mosher, Rachel Long and Brian Pittman, and production is already underway in Thailand. Anyone out there excited for this sequel?