Now this is definitely one of those sequels we weren’t expecting this year and didn’t know about.
Here is Summit Entertainment’s first look at the sequel to 2011’s remake of “The Mechanic”, “Mechanic: Resurrection”, starring Jason Statham returning as Arthur Bishop and his new leading lady, played by Jessica Alba.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“In ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’, Arthur Bishop (Statham) returns as the Mechanic when someone from his past forces him back into the business. Bishop has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world, or he faces being executed himself.”
Directed by Dennis Gansel (“The Wave”), Statham and Alba will be joined in the cast by Tommy Lee Jones (also appearing in “Jason Bourne“) and Michelle Yeoh. The first film starring Statham was a remake of Charles Bronson’s 1972 movie of the same name. According to Movie Web, the 2011 film was a modest hit at the global box office, which brought in US$62 million.
“Very, very few comes close to Bronson. His “Mechanic” was grade-A alpha with the finest example of how to end an action film – with direct, masculine efficiency. That being said, Statham’s version by Simon West is pretty darn good in its own right; certainly no Bronson but it has more than enough manly, R-rated viciousness in it to propel it way past most poor-to-average remakes,” commented Al Teo.
“Mechanic: Resurrection” is filmed on location in Bangkok, Thailand. The movie is expected to hit theatres on 26th August 2016.