According to Variety, Simon West will be directing producer Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff's redo of The Mechanic.

In the 1972 film, which Winkler and Chartoff also produced, Charles Bronson played a hitman who takes the son of one of his victims under his wing. Jason Statham will be taking on the Bronson role in the remake.

Pre-rights to the film were recently on the block at the Berlin Film Festival last February.