Have you seen the trailer for this movie yet? Looks like it’s a suspense/action/thriller set against the backdrop of fixies and bike messengers in NYC. From the Premium Rush website:
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.
In terms of bike movies, we’ll see if it ranks up there with Breaking Away, Quicksilver, or American Flyers. Somehow, I doubt it. Not sure if this’ll get more people out on bikes and probably won’t do anything for encouraging a safe commute. Maybe there’ll be some redeeming qualities beyond just entertainment. We’ll see.
If you’re interested in reading about the top cycling movies of all time, Cycling Tips has a great post including all the trailers posted HERE.