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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.