Sony Pictures has moved David Koepp’s small-scale action-thriller Premium Rush from January 13, 2012 to August 24th. The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bike messenger who has a routine delivery turn in to a life-and-death situation when he picks up a package wanted by a corrupt cop (Michael Shannon). Sony must think they have something if they’re moving the film out of the January wasteland to the summer movie season. The movie joins Men in Black 3, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Total Recall as Sony’s summer 2012 fare. The Kevin James comedy Here Comes the Boom was previously slated to be in that group but was recently moved to October 12, 2012.
Box Office Mojo reports that Premium Rush currently has no competition on the August 24th date. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Here’s the official synopsis for Premium Rush:
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.