The brand new trailer for director Simon West’s remake of The Mechanic has made its explosive debut.
The film, starring Jason Statham, is a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film of the same name and follows the story of an assassin avenging the death of his close friend and mentor (Donald Sutherland). Things get complicated when the son of his friend enters the fray.
The characters in the Simon West (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) version bares the same names as the original, but the plot of the original has received a tweak (you’ll have to watch the original).
As a long time fan of Charles Bronson, it is good to see that the person filling one of the most badass shoes in film history is a serious badass himself. Few could ever take the mantle of Mr. Bronson, Jason Statham is one of them.
The Mechanic co-stars Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland, and is due in cinemas January 28, 2011.