Ben Foster (‘Pandorum’) will co-star with Jason Statham (‘Crank: High Voltage’) in the remake of ‘The Mechanic’. Donald Sutherland will also be in the film, which will be directed by Simon West (‘Con Air’). Foster will play Steve McKenna, the young man who becomes an apprentice to a hitman played by Jason Statham. Sutherland will be Statham’s handeler, who is also the father of McKenna.
In the 1972 version of ‘The Mechanic’, Jan-Michael Vincent (‘Air Wolf’) played the role of the apprentice Steve McKenna, Charles Bronson played the hitman.