Columbia Pictures has released a new trailer for David Koepp’s action thriller Premium Rush. The film takes place in Manhattan, where a bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop (Shannon), who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. It’s a high-energy trailer but I’m finding it difficult to be all that enthused about this film. I’m a big fan of Levitt and writer/director Koepp has a really solid resume of previous hits so I’m hoping it turns out well. Premium Rush hits theaters on January 13, 2012.
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee, the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie — super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.
But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.