The Mechanic - Director Simon West
The Mechanic - Director Simon West on the set © 2010 CBS Films

The Mechanic is directed by Simon West who was also respouncible for the tv series pilot The Cape. He is also producing Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D for later release this year.

The Mechanic stars Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Chase and Mini Anden. The film is due for release in theatres today.

The Mechanic – Official Information


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.


The Mechanic – Theatrical release dates

US and Canada release January 28, 2011
UK release January 28, 2011

The Mechanic – Image gallery

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online