Michael Winner will appear in person for a double feature of two of his 1970’s action classics, The Mechanic and Scorpio, two of my favorite action films of all time. The event will take place on Saturday, March 12th, beginning at 7:30pm. The Egyptian Theatre will play host, which is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, … More
On the heels of the teaser poster release (HERE), CBS Films has released the first trailer for Simon West’s (Con Air) take on The Mechanic. The Mechanic hits theaters on January 28, 2011, but if you can wait, CLICK HERE to watch the first trailer for the film.
Simon West is directing Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland in the long-in-development remake of The Mechanic, and a gun-filled poster for the project was released today on Cinematical. The film, based on one of the best cult action films of the 1970’s, centers on Arthur Bishop (Statham), a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin … More
This trailer has been out there a while, but I never posted anything about it, and The Mechanic is one of my favorite action films from the 1970s. While the remake of The Mechanic was for years called a remake virtually in name only of the 1972 Charles Bronson crime thriller totally reimagined as a … More
Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star in the action thriller Protection, IM Global announced today. Protection will be directed by Simon West (Con Air, Laura Croft: Tomb Raider, Strangers), who is currently completing post work on The Mechanic remake with Jason Statham. Protection is scheduled to shoot in New Mexico this fall, from a … More
Sylvester Stallone told Empire that he’s been circling the possibility of doing a remake of the 1974 cult classic revenge thriller Death Wish. “I’m thinking about it… It’s a classic morality tale, where you take a civilized man and take away everything that matters to him so he becomes primitive again.” Michael Winner (The Mechanic, … More
Dan Gordon (The Hurricane, Wyatt Earp), who recently wrote drafts of the upcoming mobster film Mafia Cop and the remake of Charles Bronson’s seminal 70s hitman thriller The Mechanic, has been hired to write the script for The King of Sting, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The upcoming drama revolves around the life of con … More
I’ve been watching this project for years. As regular readers of the site know, I’m a huge fan of 1970’s action films, so projects like Taking of Pelham 123 and The Mechanic have been on my radar since studios decided to capitalize on them years ago. IMDB has had The Mechanic remake listed as being … More