New The Mechanic Red Band Trailer Blows Up
01.04.11 by Ryan
After releasing two of 2010's biggest bombs with Extraordinary Measures and The Back-Up Plan, CBS Films has been concentrating on edgy, action movies like Faster and director Simon West's (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) upcoming movie, The Mechanic, a remake of the 1972 movie that starred Charles Bronson. But will The Mechanic deliver? The recently released red band trailer for The Mechanic tries to give action fans what they like: a song from Rage Against the Machine, cars driving through city buses, juxtaposing images of nudity with flames, a double-crossing villain (Tony Goldwyn), and Jason Statham.
Before watching the trailer, check out the synopsis below.
Arthur Bishop (Statham) is a "mechanic" — an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed — he wants those responsible dead.
His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can’t turn his back on Harry’s son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.