West to Direct Statham in Mechanic Remake


Simon West is in talks to direct Jason Statham in a reinvention of the 1972 Charles Bronson action classic The Mechanic, reports Production Weekly.

In the film, Bronson played Arthur Bishop, a mob hit man who operates in a world of his own an uncompromising world where conventional rules of morality don’t apply and where one wrong move could cost him his life. He’s always worked alone but, as age catches up with him, Bishop takes on a competent and ruthless apprentice (Jan-Michael Vincent) and teaches him everything he knows. Together they becomean unmatchable team of globetrotting killers until the pupil’s ruthlessness puts him on a collision course with his teacher.

Michael Winner directed the original.