Jason Statham to Return as The Mechanic
February 7, 2014
German director Dennis Gansel (The Fourth State
, The Wave
, Before the Fall
) is in talks to direct a sequel to The Mechanic
, says The Hollywood Reporter
Jason Statham will reprise the role of Arthur Bishop, an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. The first film was directed by Simon West and co-starred Ben Foster, though it's unclear if Foster will return.
The trade says that Nu Image is shopping the project to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin.The Mechanic
, which was made for about $40 million, earned $51 million at the worldwide box office.