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Parker Trailer Shows Off the Same Old Jason Statham

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The first trailer for Parker has arrived, and it looks like it’s exactly what we want from a Jason Statham movie.

The film follows Statham as the titular thief, who ends up teaming up with Jennifer Lopez to steal from the men (led by Michael Chiklis) who tried to kill him. Sound familiar? It doesn’t matter. Parker looks like it has all the excitement and thrills that make Statham a staple of the action genre.

Based on the series of crime novels written by the late Donald Westlake, Parker centers center on a cold and ruthless thief who, despite occasionally resorting to murder to get what he wants, lives by a strict professional code. Several of the novels have been adapted for the big screen, most famously the 1967 Lee Marvin film Point Blank (based on the first book The Hunter).

Parker stars Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce and Clifton Collins Jr. It’s due in theaters on Jan. 25, 2013.