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Jason Statham IS The Mechanic
Steps into Bronson role for West remake

08 May 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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We're not sure this role is going to provide much of a stretch, but Jason Statham has just signed on to play a hitman in The Mechanic, a remake of the Charles Bronson film of 1972. Simon West (Con Air, When A Stranger Calls) is directing.

The story focuses on a highly-skilled but emotionally detached hitman - guess who - who is planning to retire when a young man asks to be trained up in the profession. Only problem is that this new apprentice is the son of one of the Mechanic's victims, and may have more in mind than just a City and Guilds apprenticeship.

The film starts shooting this summer in Shreveport, Louisiana, based on a script by Steve Salerno.


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not a fan of the stath, cant bear abreviated names of sub standard actors. Should just leave films like this alone. The original wasnt all that good anyway! Cant understand how terrible ideas like this make it onto the starting grid? Poor. More

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The script writer's name is Shane Salerno not Steve. More

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