Friday, May 08, 2009

Jason Statham to star in 'The Mechanic'

Hey, hey, hey! It's Friday and The Shreve's got a film slated for this summer. Nu Image/Millennium is importing Jason Statham for "The Mechanic," which is based on the 1972 flick starring Charles Bronson. Too bad I just retired my bumper car crown or I could have given Statham a deserving screen adversary for once.

The script by Karl Gajdusek will be directed by Simon West ("Con Air," "When a Stranger Calls"). Producers are Irwin Winkler and William Chartoff.

Says Nu Image/Millenniums' Avi Lerner in a press release, "We have wanted to do this film for quite some time. Having Jason in the lead, Irwin who will keep it true to the original genre and a killer script, it’s certain to be one powerful film."

PHOTO: Jason Statham in "Death Race."

NOTE TO J.S.: Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway.
Noon July 4. Me Go Kart. You sneakers. Bring it!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Shreveport is Hollywood South once again and Finally, Millennium is building their big multi-million dollar studio here this month. I bet we will be flooded with movies this summer and we will be the envy of the nation.

It would break my heart if all this is just a publicity stunt set up to mislead the public. Lets see.
We don't get fooled again!

Chris Lyon said...

Excited to see work return.

This film looks like Mr. Brooks meets Death Race.