Jessica Alba, it seems, decided to conquer all the screens of the world at once. After a long break, the actress took on several projects at the same time. We've seen her in the hit Sin City 2 this year, and seven new films are on the way. One of them will be "The Mechanic: Rebirth", where she will play alongside Jason Statham.
Rumors about this project have been circulating since the premiere of the first part, because the film's finale contained a clear hint of a continuation. But the creators of the picture did not want to say anything concrete. Statham was busy in other films, for example, in the seventh part of "Fast and the Furious", so everyone had already forgotten about "Mechanics".
But Summit Entertainment has announced a sequel date of January 22, 2016, as well as the cast. In addition to Jason Statham, the film will feature Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones. It is not yet known what roles the creators of the new film have prepared for the joined actors, what the little-known director Dennis Gansel, who has not previously worked with major projects, is capable of, and what the plot will unfold around. One thing is clear, Statham usually plays very tough guys who get dry out of any trouble, so we are likely to face fights, chases and explosions again.
The first part of The Mechanic was released in 2011 and directed by Simon West. Having a modest budget of $ 40 million by Hollywood standards, he became successful at the box office, which made it possible to talk about the continuation of the picture. The main role of the "mechanic" - a professional hitman is played by Jason Statham.