With vehicles like The Transporter, Crank, The Expendables, and Fast & Furious under his belt, Jason Statham is one of this generation's defining action stars. Not all of his films are runaway box office hits, but the actor's unparalleled commitment to his craft has earned him a loyal fan base eager to see what he does next. Fortunately for them, they won't have to wait much longer until he's back doing what he does best on the big screen.
This summer, Statham will headline The Mechanic: Resurrection, a sequel to the 2011 action film The Mechanic. Distributor Summit Premiere hasn't done much in the way of advertising up to this point, but now that there are just under two months until the film's theatrical release (as of this writing), they're gearing now in the process of gearing up the marketing campaign.
In an exclusive to Screen Rant, the studio is unveiling the first poster for Mechanic: Resurrection. In an image that invokes memories of Tom Cruise's daring stunt in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the one-sheet depicts Statham performing a dangerous maneuver outside of a building. Check it out below:
In addition to the poster, the studio also released the official synopsis for the film, teasing a plot full of twists and turns. Check it out below:
Arthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman [Jessica Alba] force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.
Resurrection is arriving five years after the first film, so it will be interesting to see what the demand is for this second installment. The Mechanic was only moderately successful at the box office, grossing $62 million worldwide on a $40 million production budget. It also wasn't what one would call a critical darling, meaning it did not leave that large of an impression on general audiences. Still, there's a chance that Resurrection could be a fun genre ride when it's all said and done. Statham is always great to watch in these kind of roles, and he's being joined by big names like Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones this time around. This film has considerable star power, which certainly doesn't hurt its prospects.
The Mechanic: Resurrection hits U.S. theaters August 26, 2016.
Source: Summit Premiere