Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a ‘mechanic’, an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It is a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed: the dead want to see those responsible for this crime.
His mission grows complicated when Harry’s son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop’s job. Bishop has always acted alone but he can not deny his son Harry. A methodical hit takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly site. But while pursuing her mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.
Jason Statham (The Expendables, The Italian Job) and Ben Foster (The Messenger, 3:10 to Yuma) stars alongside Donald Sutherland (The Italian Job) and Tony Goldwyn (The Last House on the Left), the film driver / The Mechanic CBS Films in association with Millennium Films.
Producers are Chartoff Winkler Production and Nu Image Production, Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air) is the director, a screenplay by Richard Wenk (16 Blocks) and Lewis John Carlino (who wrote the script writers original film The driver, movie produced in 1972).
The film is produced by David Winkler, Bill Chartoff and Rene Besson. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff are executive producers, along with Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort, Trevor Short and Boaz Davidson.
The film was rated R by the MPAA for (Filmmakers Association of America) for “scenes of intense violence, indecent language, some nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.”