‘Premium Rush’ Trailer #2: High-Stakes NYC Bicycle Chase

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As you can see from the Premium Rush trailer above, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Dark Knight Rises) is in for a more of a thrill ride than your average New York City biker gets in a day. And that’s saying something.

This new cat-and-mouse thriller from acclaimed writer/director David Koepp (Carlito’s Way, Mission: Impossible, Stir of Echoes) features Gordon-Levitt as “Wilee,” an innocent bike courier who is given a not-so-innocent package to deliver. Of course the hot potato in Wilee’s possession attracts some bad people – namely the corrupt cop played (with accented menace) by Michael Shannon, who will again show his dark side as General Zod in next year’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel. Aiding Wilee is fellow bike messenger, love interest (and if I had to guess, eventual hostage) Vanessa played by X-Men 3‘s Dania Ramirez.

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Joseph Gordon Levitt in 'Premium Rush'

As a self-confessed lover of “all in one day,” city-spanning action/thriller flicks (see: Die Hard 3), I can’t say I’m not interested in Premium Rush. Truth be told, however: aside from the proven talent of Koepp and his two headliners (Gordon-Levitt and Shannon), the film would seem – upon initial glance – to be little more than your standard B-movie thriller… on bicycles. The jokes about “moderate-speed chase sequences” practically write themselves.

Regardless of that initial impression, however, the talent involved is considerable enough to keep us hopeful that the film is smarter and more well-crafted than the marketing would suggest. We’ll know for sure when Premium Rush hits theaters on August 24, 2012.

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  1. Nice!

    • kevin Bacon already made a movie like this called Quicksilver in the 80s – it was terrible, and quite honestly this new movie looks a lot like that one

      • I’ve seen Quicksilver, and yes. looks similar.

  2. looks awesome

  3. You know it’s gonna be good when a trailer makes you wanna go ride a bike like that. But Ill catch it looks fun

  4. love the concept of this film, looks interesting

  5. Got a srs blast from inFamous for the first few seconds.
    The haircut, sling backpack, bike messenger, mysterious package delivery gone wrong…

    Tell me I’m not the only one.

    Of course, it has a much less scifi-y twist…

    • No you are spot on. JGL looks like he’s pulling a Cole Mcgrath pre-raysphere. When he started doing all of the tricks though, I thought of an old Christian Slater flick called “Gleaming the Cube.” Let’s see how dangerous a bike messenger can get…

      • I have “Gleaming the cube” on DVD. Classic skate film. I used to have Airwalks like he wore in that movie (That was before Airwalk was bought by a big company and started putting out terrible designs in every single budget sports shop), but I digress. A lot of skateboard nostalgia for me that film.

  6. meh

  7. I guess I’m one of the few who remember this was done already by Kevin Bacon in the 80′s. Hollywood, you sly devil. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPTu2F450sk

    • i’ve seen that too, Quicksilver

  8. I have all ready seen this movie last year in theater as preview. It was pretty good movie. they should of release the movie last year. but it is a good movie.

  9. Theres a Korean movie called Quick released last year which has a similar story. Except that the dude is riding a motorbike.

  10. The girl looks familiar…wasn’t she one of the potentials?

  11. The jokes about “moderate-speed chase sequences” practically write themselves.

  12. I love to Act