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Trailer For The Mechanic Online
Statham tools up

18 March 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Aceshowbiz

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It doesn't have a distributor yet, so technically this is a trailer designed to drum up industry interest rather than one intended for public consumption. But whatever. Here's Jason Statham kicking some new ass in Simon West's The Mechanic*. And the world is a happy place once more.

The film is a remake of a Charles Bronson vehicle, directed by Michael Winner in 1972, about an elite hitman who finds himself training the son of one of his victims. There are consequences. The Stath is in the Bronson role obviously, and the noob this time around (it was Airwolf's Jan-Michael Vincent before) is Ben Foster. Donald Sutherland is also on hand.

It's all looking like solid crunchy fun along Transporter / Shooter lines so far, and its action pedigree is reasonable. There's Statham, of course; West directed Con Air; and Foster was a good villain in 3:10 to Yuma and an amusing, Garth Ennis-faithful Spacker Dave in The Punisher.

No distributor means no release date yet, but we can't imagine this will be on the shelf for long.

*Not to be confused with The Mechanik, Dolph Lundgren's unofficial sequel to Red Scorpion.


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Should be fun
I only got around to seeing The Transporter a few weeks ago (i know I know) and i freaking loved it!! I hope this doesn't take to long to get a release. More

Posted by DigitalMan at 21:53 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Angry me insists you stop calling him 'The Stath', Empire Magazine is not a bloody student. Ben Foster is one of my favourite actors, and he was terrible in The Punisher. More

Posted by petecriss8000 at 15:58 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Good times!
I always enjoy Statham, he brings a bit of class to retarded action nonsense. More

Posted by TheRealMacgyver at 14:25 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Hell Yeah!!
That's a bit of me. The Stath is always worth watching when he's in full on ass kicking mode More

Posted by aka_sammym at 13:24 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post

Looks decent
yeah, i'm in. not expecting m oscar levels of acting but i reckon it'll be a good actioner More

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