'Star Wars: Episode 7' has attracted the attention of many actors, from the original cast (who have signed on to return) to even those, like Olivia Munn, who are practically begging for a role. But there's one guy who bold enough to admit he wants no part of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy: Jason Statham.
'Parker' is not Jason Statham's best movie, but it may have his defining onscreen moment, a perfect, succinct summation of everything pleasurable about his onscreen persona. His character, a thief and con man named Parker, has returned to his hotel room in Palm Beach. He's surprised by an assassin; since this is a Jason Statham movie, an elaborately choreographed fight scene ensues.
The assassin's weapon of choice is a knife and after he gets Parker in a headlock, he tries really hard to get Statham's face acquainted with the finer points of his blade. The knife keeps inching closer and closer to his eyeball -- so to save himself, Parker sticks up his hand and willingly lets the assassin stab him through his palm. The sacrifice gives him just enough of breather to gain the upper hand. That is The Cinema of Jason Statham in a nutshell: action and indomitable determination. His characters are all men who'll stop at nothing to win; an echo of Statham's onscreen work ethic -- he'll stop at nothing to entertain you. Even in a vehicle as average as "Parker," Statham still delivers an intensely committed performance.
Jason Statham will be returning shortly to his action movie ways in 'Parker,' set to hit the big screen on Jan. 25th, and he won't be alone. Former 'American Idol' judge Jennifer Lopez is coming along for the ride as his sexy co-star, and while there've been numerous trailers and behind-the-scenes footage that show off this duo in action, we've got an exclusive new look for you.
Jason Statham is one of the few B movie action stars that gets his films released theatrically these days, and there's something sad about that. This January brings his latest, 'Parker' and we've come to appreciate the latest Statham offerings as one might a 2 A.M. trip to a fast food joint: It may not be great, but it usually delivers what you were expecting.
Calm down, calm down. Jason Statham, the world's foremost B-Movie star, is not tackling the Michael Mann epic that pitted Al Pacino against Robert De Niro. No, Statham is remaking the Burt Reynolds 'Heat' from 1986, and it was originally going to be helmed by Brian De Palma. Now it's going to be directed by Simon West.
One of the summer's most anticipated films is 'The Expendables 2.' Even if the first film was heavily flawed, this time they've added Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme into mix (along with others), and it offers extended roles for Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here's the first look at the film, with action from Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham.
Jason Statham is, without question, one of the most appealing action stars to come along in years. Could you just imagine what would happen if he were paired with a really sharp script?
Well, don't exhale yet, because 'Safe' isn't quite that movie. But as far as a dopey, far-fetched clothesline that striking action sequences and moments of general badassery can be clipped, 'Safe' can stand securely alongside 'Crank' and 'Transporter 2' as one of Statham's more enjoyable works.