The Phuket-based marine company Yacht Solutions have announced their appointment as marine consultants for Jason Statham’s upcoming movie, ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’, which will be filmed on board the 64m.209ft expedition yacht SuRi.
Scheduled for release in January 2016, filming for ‘Mechanic: Resurrection’ will begin on the Halter Marine-built luxury charter yacht this month through until mid-December in the beautiful charter cruising grounds of Thailand. The movie follows the success of the first instalment and will see Statham reprise his role as ex-assassin Arthur Bishop along with an all-star cast to include Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones.
Managing Director of Yacht Solutions, Gareth Twist spoke of the company’s, which is one of Asia’s leading superyacht specialist’s, commented on how the project can positively affect sea tourism in the region.
‘It's a pleasure to be working on such a high-profile film, with such prestigious actors. This is a great opportunity for the marine industry in Thailand, enabling us to showcase what filming opportunities are available here, both on land and sea. Blockbusters such as these will help to promote the country as an exotic, beautiful and friendly location for filming. We will be offering the production company marine co-ordination and logistical support.'
This is a great opportunity for the marine industry in Thailand, enabling us to showcase what filming opportunities are available here, both on land and sea.
Since her launch in 1978, superyacht SuRi has undergone a number of extensive refits, to include her most recent 11m mid-hull extension in 2012. Today she is one of the most unique vessels available on the charter market, offering vacations in the far-reaches of the globe, from Antarctica to Raja Ampat. She will be chartering in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea next summer, by which time she will have also received a new addition to her tender garage – a brand new C-Explorer 3 submersible by U-Boat Worx.