Lionsgate has announced release plans for a pair of pics from Summit Entertainment. The crime thriller Criminal will begin its spree with a wide release in August, and Mechanic: Resurrection will hit theaters January 22, 2016. Helmer Ariel Vromen’s Criminal, which doesn’t have a firm release date, follows a CIA agent whose memories and skills are implanted into the brain of a dangerous outlaw in the hope of stopping an international terrorist. Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Gal Gadot and Alice Eve star.
Jason Statham returns as Arthur Bishop in Mechanic: Resurrection, the follow-up to the 2011 actioner that grossed $ 51 million worldwide. This time Bishop is forced back into the hitman trade by a figure from his past and is forced to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. Oscar winner Jones also co-stars in director Dennis Gansel’s pic, along with Jessica Alba and Michelle Yeoh. The sequel has the weekend to itself thus far.
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