New online is the trailer for The Mechanic, starring no other than action star Jason Statham along with Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland. The story follows Arthur Bishop (Statham), a relentless assassin out to avenge the death of his mentor Harry (Sutherland). When this lone wolf, however, has to team up with Harry’s son Steve (Foster) who has the same goals, things get more complicated as expected.
“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.”
What appears to be the typical run-of-the-mill action flick for Statham, may actually hold more substance with Foster on the bill. As a personal fan of Foster, it’ll be interesting to see what dramatic and grade-A acting elements placed on this seemingly January slump of a flick. Check out the trailer below to see for yourself. The Mechanic will hit theaters January 2011.