New ‘Parker’ Trailer Features Jason Statham Fighting Lots Of People [Video]

The only reason people watch Jason Statham movies is to see the British action hero smack around dozens of nasty bad guys. In that respect, director Taylor Hackford’s Parker looks fantastic.

According to Cinema Blend, the promotional team behind the forthcoming thriller have unleashed another trailer loaded with a wide variety of Statham-related madness. Not only does the Expendables star convince Jennifer Lopez to take off most of her clothes, he also dangles precariously from the balcony of a very tall building. In short, Parker is classic Statham.

Internet Movie Database describes the film as follows:

“A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew’s latest heist.”

Parker marks the latest big screen adventure featuring author Donald Westlake’s literary hero. Mel Gibson famously portrayed the character in director Brian Helgeland’s 1999 flick Payback, while Lee Marvin embodied Parker in Point Blank.

Those who aren’t charmed by Statham’s patented brand of cinematic action may find the trailer for Parker to be indistinguishable from the rest of the actor’s filmography. Since most people don’t watch Statham’s movies for the stories, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Next up for the prolific actor is director Gary Fleder’s Homefront. The film tells the story of a former DEA agent who battles a group of nefarious meth dealers in small town America. Winona Ryder and James Franco are set to co-star in the upcoming thriller.

Jason Statham is also attached to the inevitable follow-up The Expendables 3. Given the first two films were a huge success, the actor is likely to reprise his role as Lee Christmas in the proposed sequel.

The trailer for i>Parker starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez can be found below. The film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on January 25, 2013.