Jason Statham

Box office preview: Don't Breathe stalks top spot

School is back in session, and studios are crowding theaters with everything they couldn’t fit into the traditional parameters of summer. With four new movies hitting wide release this Friday, audiences have a variety of titles to choose from, including festival favorites (Southside with You) and action-heavy sequels (Mechanic: Resurrection). Horror fans have the chance to make some noise over what is traditionally a quiet weekend as summer fades away, however, as Don’t Breathe could scare up huge numbers by the week’s end.

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Jason Statham takes a dive in Mechanic: Resurrection exclusive clip

Having acquitted himself admirably in last year’s action-comedy Spy, Jason Statham returns to pure mayhem territory in Mechanic: Resurrection (out Aug. 26). This sequel to 2011’s The Mechanic finds “the Stath” reprising the role of elite hitman Arthur Bishop, who is tasked with assassinating the most dangerous men in the world.

Or, as Jason Statham’s characters call that: “Monday.”

Directed by Dennis Gansel, Mechanic: Resurrection costars Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Yeoh.

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Mechanic: Resurrection trailer: Jason Statham is pool boy from hell

Remember all those preposterous things Jason Statham’s character claimed to have done in the comedy Spy, from using defibrillators on himself, to reattaching his arm with his other arm, to taking up piano “at a late age.” Well, they may seem a little less preposterous after you’ve seen the over-the-over-the-top trailer for the Statham-starring action sequel Mechanic: Resurrection.

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Jason Statham's shark showdown Meg gets 2018 release date

Jason Statham is headed for deep waters. Warner Bros. has announced that Meg, the thriller starring Statham as a former Navy captain and expert diver who battles a massive prehistoric shark, will hit theaters March 2, 2018.

Jon Turtletaub is directing the film, which is based on the novel by Steven Alten. Fan Bingbing (Iron Man 3, Buddha Mountain) will star opposite Statham.

Production will start later this year in China and New Zealand.

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