Parker-Quad-PosterJason Statham returns to the big screen in a few weeks in Parker, taking the lead once more in the kind of action/crime/thriller for which he’s best known, and for which we all love him for.

We saw a new trailer before Christmas, that promised just as much action as you’d expect from the latest Statham feature, and most recently a new UK poster also featuring his co-star, Jennifer Lopez. And with just two weeks to go before it arrives in the US, eOne have debuted the first thirty-second spot to get you in the mood.

“Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to PalmBeach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.”

Statham and Lopez are joined by Nick Nolte, Michael Chiklis, Sala Baker, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Wendell Pierce.

Taylor Hackford (Ray, The Devil’s Advocate) is behind the camera, directing from a script by John J. McLaughlin (Hitchcock, Black Swan), based on the best-selling series of novels by Donald E. Westlake.

Parker will be released in the US on 25th January, with its UK release date pushed back slightly later until 8th March. Whilst we wait, here’s the first TV spot to set the tone.

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Kenji Lloyd
Since graduating, I spend as much time as possible watching films/TV shows, reading books, and listening to music. So getting to write about what I love is nothing short of awesome. Biggest film-related hope for 2014/ever: Guy Ritchie announcing the RocknRolla sequel is finally moving forward.