Jason Statham (Crank: High Voltage) is in talks to play Arthur Bishop in a “reinvention” of the 1972 action movie, The Mechanic, according to reports that his reps have confirmed to EW. In the original film, Charles Bronson played Bishop, a professional hit man who trains a young man to become his protege. Simon West (Con Air) is rumored to direct the new movie.
Posted April 22 2009 — 10:27 PM EDT
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