Jason Statham is as no frills as it gets. He’s not an actor looking to star in a variety of genres. He’s an action star, and one of the few remaining true action thespians around.
This January, Statham will once again play another action role, but this time his character has some history behind him. Starring as the titular character in Parker, Statham’s role is that of a professional thief. If the name “Paker” sounds familiar, it could be because the character has been lifted from novel to screen on two previous occasions. Lee Marvin played the character as “Walker” in the 1967 release Point Blank. Thirty two years later, Mel Gibson played the character as “Porter” in Payback.
The film Parker is based on the series of bestselling novels by Donald E. Westlake (written under the pen name Richard Stark).
This first trailer, exclusive to Machima, gives a nice overview of what Statham fans can expect when the film opens up in theaters on January 25, 2013.
Parker is directed by Taylor Hackford, of Ray and The Devil’s Advocate previously. In addition to Statham, the film features Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, The Wire‘s Wendell Pierce and Nick Nolte in supporting roles.
After a robbery crew double crosses and leaves him for dead Parker vows revenge. With the help of Leslie (Jennifer Lopez) the two devise a plan to reclaim the score, take everyone down and get away clean.
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