It's been more than eight months since Columbia Pictures released the first trailer for Premium Rush, the action-thriller that's probably best described as The Transporter on a bicycle, so you can be excused if the Joseph Gordon-Levitt film fell off your radar. (Its release date was moved from January to Aug. 24, which explains the promotional lull.) But now Yahoo! Movies has premiered a high-octane trailer for director David Koepp's movie thought should jog your memory ... and make you nostalgic for Quicksilver.
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.
Premium Rush also stars Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung and Dania Ramirez.