There are plenty of jobs out there that people risk life and limb working at. A bike messenger in a major metropolitan city like New York is high on the list. It gets all the more dangerous in Columbia Pictures’ upcoming bike flick Premium Rush when a parcel en route for delivery is wanted desperately by some crooked cops. Forget car chases boys and girls, the action, as seen in the trailer below, is all derived from frantic pedaling.
Premium Rush stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung, Aasif Mandvi and Dania Ramirez.
Every day, fearless courier Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) dodges death while weaving through traffic on his custom fixie — a featherweight bike with one gear and no brakes. He always delivers his packages on time, but today’s rush delivery could well be his last. With a mysterious envelope clutched close and a mad killer chasing him through the streets of Manhattan, Wilee must pedal for his life, and never look back.
Premium Rush bikes to US theaters on August 24, 2012 and UK theaters on September 14, 2012.