Check out a new featurette for writer/director David Koepp’s “Premium Rush”, which dives into the making of the film’s action sequences. “Premium Rush”, for those who have forgotten, is the movie that dares to convince you that bike messengering can be a cool basis for a high-flying action movie. Hey, I guess anything’s possible, right? Check it out, check it outers.
Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), 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.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Jamie Chung, Aasif Mandvi, Aaron Tveit, and Lauren Ashley Carter.
Rushing in headfirst August 24, 2012.
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