Watch: First Trailer for Jason Statham’s ‘Wild Card’

“One way or another, this is my last night in Vegas,” Jason Statham says in the first U.S. trailer for “Wild Card.” It’s no holds barred from that point on.

The trailer, released by Lionsgate via iTunes Movie Trailers, promises that the upcoming action-thriller — a remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds-starrer “Heat” — will be a wild ride.

Statham stars as a Sin City bodyguard with a gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug (Milo Ventimiglia), Statham helps her get revenge, only to find out that the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Statham continues playing blackjack to win enough cash to leave Vegas for good, but his plans go awry, as expected.

Sofia Vergara, Stanley Tucci, Jason Alexander and Anne Heche also star in the Simon West-directed crime drama.

“Wild Card” premieres in theaters and on video on demand on January 30.

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  1. H.M. says:

    Tucci, Alexander and Statham. Trio of follically challenged stars in one film.
    No slight just thought of this while watching trailer.

  2. equipmentguy says:

    Even a hack sometimes gets his day in the sun, concerning Simon West. I always thought the original with Burt was a great little story. The problem was it came out when it seemed everyone (critics & audience) were tired of Burt Reynolds, the mid to late 80’s. I thought the original was in that same vein of Sharkeys Machine (great). This trailer actually makes me want to see this film.

  3. harry georgatos says:

    This was supposed to have been directed by Brian DePalma and the producers got rid of him for a hack second rate filmmaker! DePalma’s Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlitos Way and Mission:Impossible reputation would have made this into Statham’s most successful film. This type of genre in what De Palma excels in.Pity.

  4. jhs39 says:

    Well it certainly looks better than the original. Heat was not a high point in William Goldman’s career.

  5. R. Paul Dhillon says:

    I like Jason Statham as an action hero but he is always in need of a script worthy of his action and acting chops! You can’t ask for a better pairing of legendary screenwriter William Goldman and probably one of most reliable action heroes in Hollywood! Looking forward to this one!

  6. The trailer got me. I can’t wait until the film debut in the theater. Good luck to Jason Statham.

    • jhs39 says:

      You will probably be disappointed if you are expecting to see it in a theater. Movies that are released simultaneously on VOD and in theaters only play in a small number of theaters across the country because no movie theater chain will screen a movie that is also on VOD. In Chicago every simultaneous VOD and theatrical release plays in one theater–The River East, because nobody else will show the movies. The River East charges more just for parking (18.00) than the cost of a 24 hour VOD rental (10.00) so it isn’t a release meant to attract actual moviegoers–the studio rents the theater which plays to nearly empty auditoriums and takes out an ad in the newspapers and voilà–a theatrical release!

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