Jason Statham Back For 'The Mechanic 2', Director In Talks

Dennis Gansel is in talks to direct The Mechanic 2, a sequel to the 2011 remake starring Jason Statham -- who is confirmed to return.
German director Dennis Gansel (The Wave) is in talks to direct Mechanic 2, the sequel to the 2011 action thriller starring Jason Statham.

One of the country's hottest directors, Gansel has made a name for himself with slick mainstream genre films, including Nazi drama Before the Fall (2004), best-seller adaptation The Wave (2008) and, most recently, terrorist thriller The Fourth State (2012). He is probably best know for The Wave, an adaptation of the teen novel by Ron Jones, which grossed more than $20 million in Germany alone.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter