CBS Films Scores “Mechanic” Remake

CBS Films has scored the U.S. distribution rights to director Simon West’s “The Mechanic” remake from Millennium Films.

The story follows an elite hit man (Jason Statham) as he teaches his trade to an apprentice (Ben Foster) who has a connection to one of his previous victims. Charles Bronson starred in the original 1972 feature.

CBS is said to be planning a Spring 2011 release for the project.