Simon West To Direct “Mechanic” Remake

Simon West (“Tomb Raider”) is in talks to direct a reinvention of the 1972 Charles Bronson action classic “The Mechanic” reports Production Weekly.

Jason Statham will take on the lead role in the Shane Salerno-scripted film which reimagines the property as a spy thriller in a post 9/11 world.

In the original, Bronson played an aging hitman befriends a young man (Jan-Michael Vincent) who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.