Jason Statham returns to theaters as the mechanic in Mechanic: Resurrection. The film is sit to hit theaters on August 26, 2016. The film stars Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Yeoh.
Arthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman [Jessica Alba] force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. Basically, a mechanic’s work is never done.
The Mechanic Franchise
In the 2011 remake of the ’70’s genre classic, The Mechanic, audiences were reintroduced to the consummate assassin, tasked with reluctantly training a hothead protégé while also trying to find the person responsible for killing his mentor. While there was an ample amount of action throughout, the film was more intimate and character-driven, a showcase as much for the acting chops of Charles Bronson four decades earlier and later Jason Statham, who put his own personal imprint on hit man Arthur Bishop.
The result, in both cases, was an unqualified success. For Bishop’s follow-up adventure, Mechanic: Resurrection, the decision was made to broaden the scope of the series, taking its tough, ethical hit man “to the next level,” as screenwriter Phillip Shelby offers. That meant a more expansive view of the sense of danger and a better understanding of who the mechanic is. “It was an opportunity to put Bishop on an international stage, to have him do far more dangerous and exotic stunts and put him in far more interesting situations.”
Check out the trailer for both the 2011 and 1970s version of The Mechanic: