Parker is based on a popular series of novels written by Donald E. Westlake under the pseudonym Richard Stark. In the books Parker is described not as a conflicted criminal with a heart of gold but just a selfish bad guy with no moral compass whatsoever. Meaning: Jason Statham is once again perfectly cast as a Jason Statham–type. Though, in the trailer he wears both a wig and a cowboy hat, so our man is showing some range. Early on, Statham’s Parker is double-crossed and left for dead by Michael Chiklis and crew, so with the assistance of Jennifer Lopez, he goes full Statham on them. There are guns, explosions, and people being hit with furniture. Statham knows what the people want.
Most Watched on Vulture
Most Viewed Stories
Beyoncé’s Former Drummer Accuses Her of ‘Extreme Witchcraft’
Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New Writers
A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon
Introducing Soon-Yi Previn
Serial Season 3 Is Ambitious, Addictive, and Completely Different
Michael Moore Won’t Give Up on America
New on Netflix: September 2018
Kelly Clarkson Does Not Heart iHeartRadio
Jersey Shore Family Vacation Recap: The World’s First Gay Guido
American Horror Story: Apocalypse Recap: Rubberman Can!
Latest News from VultureYear of the Scam Continues: Netflix Orders Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin’s Teen Grifter Sitcom
Like Full House, if Stephanie was running a long grift.Like You, Josh Groban Did a Spit-Take When Katy Perry Called Him ‘The One That Got Away’
“I was not expecting that. It was a double-take and a spit of my coffee when I saw that.”61 BoJack Horseman Jokes You Probably Missed in Season 5
Easter eggs aplenty.Todd Haynes Is Making a Movie About the Super-Rich du Pont Family
The family drama is titled Dry Run.Kenan Thompson’s Single-Dad Comedy in the Works at NBC
But what does this mean for SNL?Follow Asher Perlman for Instagram Cartoons!
Chatting jokes and cartoons with the Brooklyn-based comedian and writer.Maniac’s Billy Magnussen on Playing a ‘Colorful Douchebag’
“It’s probably an accurate representation.”Cardi B Posts First-Ever Photo of Her Secret Wedding to Offset
On their one-year anniversary, a very private #TBT.9 Things to Watch If You Like Netflix’s Maniac
More great shows and movies to wrap your head around.The House With a Clock in Its Walls Never Really Gets Ticking
Eli Roth’s witchy kid adventure prioritizes the machinations of the adult characters, and throws in some left-field darkness.
Here he is!Inside The Daily’s Powerful Episode About High-School Sexual Assault
The podcast’s “A High School Assault” is a quiet, bracing, and emotional listen.What’s Opera, Jaap? Van Zweden’s Opening Night as the Philharmonic’s New Leader
New music by Ashley Fure, old music by Stravinsky, and a Wagner chaser.Oh Good, Here’s Casey Affleck Talking About #MeToo Again
He says he’s learned to “listen.”The Stories Behind Haruki Murakami’s Most Iconic Book Covers
A sense of “inimitable, cozy alienation” hangs over each of Kidd’s book covers — a description that also applies to Murakami’s best novels.Eli Roth Explains The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Pooping Topiary-Lion Scene
Director Eli Roth tells us why he decided to have a magical shrub creature poop on a kid in the PG-rated fantasy-adventure film.The Making of Justin Theroux’s Maniac Character (and His Blow-Job Robot)
“I was like, ‘I want some glasses, I want to be bald, and I want a weird wig.’”We Need More Late-Night Guests Like Tiffany Haddish
Try harder, people!10 Essential Brockhampton Songs
A handy primer to the 13-member band.Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New Writers
Season 44 will have some fresh faces.