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Sly's Mechanic student

02.06.2008
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While Sylvester Stallone has been toying with the idea of a DEATH WISH remake, that's not the only classic Chuck Bronson flick he's considering. Sly might be putting his sinewy senior self in an update of THE MECHANIC, possibly with a high-profile young co-star.

According to Dark Horizons (via Sly expert 'AB King'), MGM is doing a 21st century version of the 1972 hitman flick with a $40 million budget. The movie will feature Stallone in the Bronson role as a gnarled assassin who takes on an apprentice, a younger hotshot eager to learn the trade of contract killing.

The original (now sorely dated, though still excellent) featured Jan-Michael Vincent as the student, but the studio is supposedly pursuing actors such as Ryan Gosling, Cillian Murphy, Elijah Wood and Ben Foster for the position. Any one of them would be compelling, but I'd personally like to see Wood shed his Frodo with some excessive violence...
Extra Tidbit: Years ago, Stallone (and writer-director Walter Hill) planned to remake John Woo's THE KILLER.
Source: Dark Horizons

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9:14PM on 02/07/2008
fleetwood: yeah, but it was a cartoonish version of him, I'm sure a lot of people who watched it didnt even know it was him

this could be very good, if the young star is high profile enough to give this movie some cred
fleetwood: yeah, but it was a cartoonish version of him, I'm sure a lot of people who watched it didnt even know it was him

this could be very good, if the young star is high profile enough to give this movie some cred
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1:37PM on 02/07/2008

Stallone beats the odds again

Unlike many of the other action superstars of his generation, Stallne has battled back. Impressive. A remake of The Mechanic is one of the few I've heard mentioned lately that would benefit from the update and maybe even grow some appreciation for it's little known (to the new generation of film fans) original.
Unlike many of the other action superstars of his generation, Stallne has battled back. Impressive. A remake of The Mechanic is one of the few I've heard mentioned lately that would benefit from the update and maybe even grow some appreciation for it's little known (to the new generation of film fans) original.
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7:37AM on 02/07/2008
I miht be alone in thinking this, but I feel Wood did shed his Frodo skin when he played a mute butt-kicking cannibal wearing a Charlie Brown sweater in "Sin City".
I miht be alone in thinking this, but I feel Wood did shed his Frodo skin when he played a mute butt-kicking cannibal wearing a Charlie Brown sweater in "Sin City".
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1:11AM on 02/07/2008
If you want to forget Frodo, do yourself a favor and go rent Green Street Hooligans. Excellent and definitely a good role for Wood
If you want to forget Frodo, do yourself a favor and go rent Green Street Hooligans. Excellent and definitely a good role for Wood
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