Friday, November 19, 2010

TRAILER: Jason Statham & Ben Foster's "The Mechanic" Remake

PLOT: Follows an elite hit man (Statham) as he teaches his trade to an apprentice (Foster) who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

CAST: Jason Statham (The Transporter and The Expendables), Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma), and Donald Sutherland

VERDICT: First off, it's directed by Simon West, the guy who brought us planes rolling through Vegas (Con Air) and a badass heroine (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). Just from the trailer, you know it's not going to be your average shoot 'em up action-packed film. Secondly, Ben Foster has a way of stealing the spotlight in every supporting role he does, from Hostage to 3:10 to Yuma. He's the perfect sidekick for Statham. They both have that gritty, untrusting glare, makes you wonder who'll draw first when they inevitably go head-to-head. That said, I didn't see the 1972 original with Charles Bronson, so I look forward to hearing which critics prefer.

Release Date: January 28

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