Release dates have been announced for both CRIMINAL & MECHANIC: RESURRECTION by Summit Entertainment. CRIMINAL is set to hit theatres on August 21, 2015 in wide release. The film will star Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot, Alice Eve and have Ariel Vromen at the helm. Written by Douglas Cook & David Weisberg the film will center around a CIA agent whose memories and skills are implanted into the brain of a dangerous criminal in order to stop an international terrorist. No news yet on who the CIA agent is, but of course the lover of Kevin Costner in action films I can only hope he has his hands right in on the action.
MECHANIC: RESURRECTION is set to hit theatres on January 22, 2016 and will star Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh and is the long-awaited sequel to the 2011 global hit THE MECHANIC. Sadly Simon West will not return as the director and instead will have Dennis Gansel at the helm. Statham returns as Arthur Bishop who be forced back into business when someone from his past returns and he is forced to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. THE MECHANIC remains one of my favorite Staham film and his work with Ben Foster was spectacular to watch. I am excited to see the future of the franchise.