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!