In little over a month’s time, Tommy Lee Jones will be causing all manner of havoc for one Jason Bourne in Universal’s action reboot – but there’s another agent on Jones’ radar.
That’s Arthur Bishop, Jason Statham’s hardboiled schemer who is due to light up the screens once more in this summer’s Mechanic: Resurrection, the sequel-cum-reboot arriving by way of Summit Entertainment.
Appointing We Are the Night director Dennis Gansel behind the lens, the studio’s Resurrection unashamedly leans on “that one last job” cliché, drawing The Stath back to a criminal underworld he thought he left behind. As was revealed back in April, it is the introduction of Jessica Alba’s “cunning yet beautiful” character that forces our grizzled hero to return to the fray. And it seems there’s trouble in paradise. Michelle Yeoh rounds out the core cast.
Summit Entertainment’s sequel/reboot/revival is booked in to land in theaters on August 26. Will you be indulging in The Stath’s return to the cult action series when the Mechanic: Resurrection opens?
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.