It isn't known if the project has a screenwriter attached yet, but Nu Image is currently shopping the sequel to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. The original movie, a remake of the 1972 film of the same name which starred Charles Bronson, follows Arthur Bishop, an assassin who lives by a strict code of conduct, and has a penchant for making his killings look like accidental deaths. It isn't clear yet if The Mechanic co-star Ben Foster or any other cast members will reprise their roles for the sequel.
Simon West directed The Mechanic, which took in nearly $30 million domestically and another $22 million in international markets. It is said that the genre nature of the sequel, and Jason Statham's global home video fan base makes the project potentially lucrative.