Jason Statham has an apprentice and his father hopping on board The Mechanic, a remake of Charles Bronson's 1972 hitman flick. Variety reports that Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland are joining the ranks to star opposite Jason. Simon West is set to direct the production which should begin shooting in a few weeks in New Orleans.
Plot Concept: Based on the 1972 Charles Bronson action classic, Foster will play Steve McKenna, the young man who becomes an apprentice to an aging hitman played by Jason Statham. Sutherland will play the role of Foster's father and Statham's handler.
No distributor has grabbed the property so there's no release date as of yet.