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 violence. This trailer has been updated to the official version.
Watch the official 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!
Reader Feedback - 21 Comments
I watch it when its on DVD
OCP on Mar 18, 2010
I am in. This looks like every other Jason Statham movie. Which is awesome.
Link1983 on Mar 18, 2010
Yah, im gonna agree with #2. Every time I see that the trailer is from Youtube, I always think about that god awful robot geisha trailer hahaha
... on Mar 18, 2010
Whole film... in trailer... again...
Crapola on Mar 18, 2010
I like Statham a lot. I'm looking foreword to the Expendable in August. the Machanic the original was good with Charles Bronson if this is in the same league it should be alright.
Cineprog on Mar 18, 2010
jeffrey on Mar 18, 2010
Agree with #4 Looks like the standard master trains apprentice, apprentice turns on master. Very Obi-Wan v Anakin/ Darth Vader
Rick on Mar 18, 2010
Movie looks Great!! Completely agree with #2 Jason Statham = An Awesome Movie
FilmsterSalty on Mar 18, 2010
#4 remembering the ending of the mechanic if they haven't changed it then 'never a truer word posted'
el on Mar 18, 2010
Yeeeah, whole movie was in the trailer. I mean you could clearly see Statham just disarm Foster which gives away the whole turning master part which clearly gives up the whole fucking plot and biggest twist of the movie. It looks like a good badass action movie but damn Im sick of spoiler filled trailers.
Cody w on Mar 18, 2010
UNLESS! @10 Statham is training Foster to disarm at that point and they just used it because they wanted us to think that it's purely a master vs apprentice movie when in fact it's truely a master & apprentice vs a group of robotic ninja monkeys! Oooooo, the twists just keep on coming! ^__^
Hedgehog on Mar 18, 2010
I dig Statham, but this doesnt look all good.
People's Champ on Mar 18, 2010
Statham is ok, but Ben Foster is awesome. He'll be the reason I am watching this. That way even if the movie turns out to be lame, I will still have something to go nuts over. /swoon
SuicidalOptimist on Mar 18, 2010
grand theft auto the movie?
Spider94 on Mar 18, 2010
A far cry from the original. Looks very bubblegum.
smackyou on Mar 18, 2010
awesome I'm in
Duck on Mar 18, 2010
Statham and Foster? I'm in.
Xerxex on Mar 18, 2010
I agree with #11, jk! This movie looks pretty good. I hope the sex seens show alot of ass!
Ray on Mar 18, 2010
Ben Fosters acting always draws me in; no matter how shitty the movie.
I am Ron Burgundy? on Mar 18, 2010
Jesus, what a horrible trailer. But yeah, Ben and Jason can sell it.
Mark on Mar 18, 2010
trailer was removed before i saw it.......
arjones on Mar 20, 2010
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