Yesterday, we showed you the poster for the upcoming action flick The Mechanic. Today, the trailer for the film has gone online. The movie, directed by Simon West (Con Air), is a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film of the same name and stars Jason Statham as a hitman who takes on an apprentice played by Ben Foster. While I don’t know if Jason Statham Action Movie is a catchy title, it would certainly work for The Mechanic judging by the trailer. If you want to see Statham shooting, fighting, and generally Statham-ing it up, then it looks like The Mechanic will have you covered.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The Mechanic opens January 28, 2011.
Click over to MSN to see the trailer in HD.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Mechanic:
Arthur Bishop (Jason 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.