is a 2016 French–Americanaction thriller film directed by Dennis Gansel . It is written by Philip Shelby and Tony Mosher from a story by Shelby and Brian Pittman. It is the sequel to the 2011 filmThe Mechanic, which was a remake of the 1972 film of the same name . The film stars Jason Statham , Tommy Lee Jones , Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh .
Mechanic: Resurrectionpremiered in Hollywood on August 22, 2016 and was theatrically released in the United States on August 26, 2016. It received negative reviews but was a "box office success", grossing $109.4 million worldwide.
After faking his death, Arthur Bishop has been living quietly in Rio de Janeiro with the name Santos. He is approached by a woman who states that her employer wishes for Bishop to kill three targets and stage them as accidents. Bishop takes a picture of her and fights off her mercenaries before escaping. Bishop goes to Thailand and takes shelter at the beach house of his friend, Mae. He investigates the woman and learns that her employer is a man named Riah Crain.
An attractive young woman named Gina Thorne arrives at the shore and, when she asks Mae for some first aid items, Mae notices a split lip and bruising on her arm that suggest she is being treated badly. That evening, Mae notices the young woman being attacked in her boat and convinces Bishop to go out to help. He boards the boat, but his attempts to warn off the man go unheeded and in the ensuing altercation the man falls, hits his head on a piece of the boat's equipment and is killed. Mae arrives, to take Gina to shore, and Bishop quickly explores the ship for clues before setting fire to it to cover his tracks. Bishop learns that the young lady is called Gina, and is working for Crain and confronts her, who reveals that she was working in a children shelter in Cambodia and Crain threatened those children and forced her to arrive at Bishop’s location. Bishop deduces that Crain’s plan was to make him fall for her before she is kidnapped and thus Bishop will be forced to accept the mission. Later, Bishop notices Crain’s operatives watching him and gets intimate with Thorne. He reveals to her that he and Crain were sold to a gangster when they were orphan children. They were trained as warriors until Bishop escaped. Bishop and Thorne end up having sex before they are both abducted the next morning. Bishop is brought to Crain, who gives the identities of the three targets.
The first target of Bishop is a warlord named Krill, who is incarcerated in a Malaysian prison. Bishop travels to Malaysia and gets himself imprisoned to access Krill. Bishop gains Krill’s trust by killing a man already planning on killing Krill. Bishop meets with Krill and kills him and Bishop escapes the prison with the help of Crain's operatives.
Bishop is informed that he only has 36 hours to kill the next target, Adrian Cook, who runs an underage trafficking ring in Sydney , Australia . Cook goes for a swim in his glass pool outside his high-rise apartment. Bishop breaks the glass, causing the water to spill out with Cook plummeting to his death. Once again, Bishop makes a clean getaway.
Bishop finds the boat where Thorne is held and attempts to save her, but fails. He is informed that he has 24 hours to kill the last target, Max Adams, who is an arms dealer in Bulgaria . Adams and Bishop decide to work together against Crain. Bishop fakes Adams’ death and tells Crain that the job is done. They arrange a meeting; but Crain is revealed to be planning to have Bishop killed.
Bishop kills Crain’s men before heading toward Crain's boat, where he fights more mercenaries before getting to Crain. Bishop finds Thorne, and they discover that Crain has the boat rigged to explode. Bishop puts Thorne in an underwater escape chamber pod to let her escape and goes to find Crain and defeats him in hand to hand combat. Bishop leaves Crain chained with an anchor chain to the boat and escapes moments before the boat explodes, killing Crain. Thorne is told that there have been no survivors.
Thorne returns to Cambodia to continue her work. She is surprised when Bishop shows up. The last scene shows Max Adams reviewing security footage, which shows Bishop escaping in another escape chamber from Crain's boat. Adams deletes the video to fake Bishop's death once more.