Columbia Pictures pushed the release date for Premium Rush
back from January to late August this summer, and has now delivered a second trailer timed closer with this late release, just to remind us that it’s coming.
Premium Rush stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as Wilee, a NYC bike messenger who has a routine delivery turned into a life or death situation when he picks up a package that puts him in the sights of a dirty cop, played by Michael Shannon
, who follows him around the city.
I’m a big fan of Gordon-Levitt, and Michael Shannon who plays the film’s antagonist, is becoming a big name, it seems, but I’m still unable to get so hyped about this pic. Maybe because it is a bit implausible for me that he can outrun all that cars on a BIKE. In spite of the traffic jams and everything that might give him a boost.
The trailer plays up the film’s high-octane thriller aspect while singling out a lot of bike stunts, but ‘I can’t help but feel like Premium Rush would have been more alluring during the X-Games boom in the 90s’, to cite a colleague from Collider. Though I’m willing to give it a shot, if only for Gordon-Hewitt.
Co-written and directed by David Koepp
(Secret Window), the film also stars Jamie Chung
and Dania Ramirez
. Premium Rush opens on August 24th, 2012.