Where was Mechanic: Resurrection filmed?

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The careers of both leading actors Jason Statham (Snatch, Spy) and Jessica Alba (Sin City) have seen better days, but this action-packed summer blockbuster is coming with some interesting locations and a little surprise. So we couldn't resist the temptation of checking in the places where Mechanic: Resurrection was filmed in Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Australia and Bulgaria.

The movie is the sequel of an original film from 1972 starring Charles macho Bronson, where the elite agent Arthur Bishop is specialized in killing the most dangerous men in the world, by making death look like an accident.

Whatever be the outcome, we hope that at least the crew enjoyed working in the following great locations. Just in case, no spoilers ahead:

Mechanic Resurrection Filming Locations
Wat Arun temple and Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. In this new installment, Bishop has to travel the world to save his new girlfriend, Gina. Image courtesy of Ronald Tagra and Lionsgate

Mechanic Resurrection Island
Maybe you are wondering where is located the resort where Jessica Alba spends most of the time in bikini.
Image by Ole Pophal

Mechanic Resurrection Location
Koh Yao Yai is one of the less touristically developed islands near Phuket, in the Phang Nga Bay. Actually they are two sister islands (Yai and Noi) separated by this narrow sandbar. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

Mechanic Resurrection prison
The prison scene was filmed in Chanthaburi (Thailand), but the island itself was made using computer-generated imagery. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

Mechanic Resurrection where filmed
Also some filming took place in George Town in Penang, Malaysia.
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

Mechanic Resurrection pool scene
The famous scene of the hanging swimming pool was maded pasting in the background Sydney's Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

Mechanic Resurrection Brazil
The opening sequence of the movie was filmed in the bay of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Image by Kirilos

Mechanic Resurrection Film Location
For some more fun in the heights, the production team was filming near the cable car of the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio. Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

Mechanic Resurrection Movie Locations
Now we move to the seaside coast in Varna, Bulgaria. The Nu Boyana Film Studios in the capital, Sofia, were used as headquarters for the film. By the way, do you recognize the shape of this intriguing building in the right corner? Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

Where was Mechanic Resurrection shot
The designers took as inspiration the spectacular coliseum forgotten on the top of a mountain in Bulgaria!
Image by courtesy of Lionsgate

Where was Mechanic Resurrection filmed at
You can find many more pictures and all the story of Buzludzha, the abandoned communist UFO here in an extensive article that we published some time ago. Image by Rumena Zlatkova

For further information, if you arrived here looking for the island location in the film, you may be interested in the updated guide (2016 edition) Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches. Also there is available the more alternative Rough Guide to Thailand's Beaches and Islands, including detailed and honest information about where it's worth to spend more time in this natural paradise.
If you are more interested on the Communist-era Flying Saucer, the book Hidden Treasures of Bulgaria has a chapter with beautiful photographs dedicated to Buzludzha. Finally here is a link to the movie of the first installment of the series, The Mechanic:



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  1. If you mean to a white sand beach, it's called Lame Haad in Koh Yao Yai - an hideaway island nearby Phuket Thailand

  2. To be honest man, we have illegal mobile brothels and isn't that jail near the general hospital?


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