Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Jason Statham is a pretty hard-working guy, stoically soldiering on from one bone-crunching action movie to the next. Right now he’s currently in the middle of filming The Mechanic, a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film of the same name. The story is about a hitman (Statham) who takes a young apprentice (Ben Foster) under his wing and teaches him the tools of the trade.
An early promo trailer for the film has popped up online this week, and although I usually add a bit of a disclaimer for these types of things, I don’t know that it necessarily applies in this case. When it comes to Millennium Films (the folks behind such movies as Rambo, Righteous Kill and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans), if it looks cheap and sleazy, it will probably be exactly that — not that that is necessarily a bad thing. The tag line “From the director of Con-Air and Tomb Raider” doesn’t do much for me, but I do like Ben Foster and I think this could be a fun mindless action flick. I’m not sure how it will compare to the original, but take a look at the trailer after the jump and see what you think.