Three New Clips from The Mechanic
01.15.11 by BJSprecher
CBS Films has released three new preview clips from director Simon West's (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) new action movie, The Mechanic, a remake of the 1972 movie that stared Charles Bronson.
Jason Statham stars as Arthur Bishop, an elite assassin known for making "clean" kills and for remaining dispassionate about his work. But, when Bishop's close friend and mentor, Harry (Donald Sutherland), is murdered, Bishop breaks his own rules by making his next assignment a personal one—finding and executing his friend's killers. Though he is used to working alone, Bishop feels compelled to take on Harry's son, Steve (Ben Foster), as his apprentice, and a hit-team partnership is born.
In the first new clip, we get a taste of Bishop in action as he takes out a team of assassins that have put him in their crosshairs.
In the second clip, Steve confronts Bishop and demands he share his expertise with him.
In the third clip, Steve and Bishop execute a daring escape—and strain believability—by rappelling off of the roof of a skyscraper.
The Mechanic was written by Richard Wenk (16 Blocks) and Lewis John Carlino from a story conceived by Carlino. Tony Goldwyn, Christa Campbell, Amber Fleck Gaiennie and Nick Jones also star.