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Jason Statham Finds Another Sequel with 'Mechanic: Resurrection'

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November 10, 2014
Source: Variety

The Mechanic

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?

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  • OfficialJab
    Crank 3 when
  • Bl00dwerK
    HELL YEAH!!
  • Bill
    Big fan of Statham.
  • DAVIDPD
    THE MECHANIC was a perfectly okay film. I really that ending. The best thing about it was Statham's character's badass swamp house.
  • grimjob
    I love Statham, he unexpectedly became a badass action star. But I really wish he'd find some parts more along the lines of what he did with Guy Ritchie.
  • Avi
    great news!! this was one of his best action movies!!
  • SkyNet300
    I rather have a sequel with Ben Foster considering he was a more likeable character than Statham's. Statham was a scumbag in the last film with zero personality and depth.
  • SkyNet300
    The ending should have been Foster blowing up Statham. Missed opportunity
  • stationone123
    The entire warm and fuzzy feeling was Bishop's clever sneak of making his assassinations look like anything but homicides. I love the Mechanic, but please clear up the fact that this is part 3 in the making. Charles Bronson was the original 1972 Mechanic.

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