Columbia Pictures has released the first trailer for Premium Rush, a bike-related thriller written and directed by David Koepp (Ghost Town, War of the Worlds).
The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez and future Superman villain Michael Shannon, and follows a bike messenger who picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
A New York bike messenger is given an envelope by a young woman at an uptown Manhattan college and is told he has 90 minutes to deliver it to an address in Chinatown. Complications ensue when an undercover police office appears and demands the envelope on special grounds. The truth, hidden motivations, and the life-and-death stakes on all sides are revealed through a series of flashbacks as the cop and the messenger engage in a length-of-Manhattan chase, racing against time after the messenger discovers the precious nature of the envelope’s slender contents.
Premium Rush will be released January 13, 2012 in the US and February 3rd in the UK.