Simon West has signed on to direct the upcoming remake of The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham in the role originated by Charles Bronson, Variety reports. Original producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff are also on board. The 1972 film, about a hitman training his protege, begins filming this summer.
May 8 2009 01:35 PM ET
Simon West will direct Jason Statham in 'Mechanic' remake
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