We’ve got Breaking Away and The Bicycle Thieves, but the topic of bicycling movies doesn’t lead to a long discussion. I’m not sure if David Koepp‘s Premium Rush will change that, but it looks to pack the most punch, action-wise. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a messenger in New York City, who gets involving with delivering a dangerous package. Michael Shannon should chew some great scenery as the villain and I like the little visual touches added with the tilt-shift photography of New York City landscape and the POV in the seat of the bike. It should be some fun in the usually dreary first month of the year. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo.
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 hits theaters January 13th, 2012.
What do you think of the first trailer?
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