Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Smashes In
'Do you bleed?'
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
02 April 2015
Vin Diesel Teases More Kurt Russell In Fast & Furious 8
And Jason Statham says he's up for more Expendables
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
World Of Warcraft
11 April 2019
Spy
05 June 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Fast & Furious 7
Empire Star Rating
Wild Card (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Calling (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lone Survivor (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Trailer For The Mechanic Online
Statham tools up

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

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Seyfried Cons Her Way Into Harvard
With McG leading her on...
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

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

Posted by livewire at 10:15 on 18 March 2010 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)