Action movie with messenger as central character
16.11.09 by Buffalo Bill
Movie blogs report that a new action movie is planned, in which the central character will be a bicycle messenger. The plot sounds a bit like Diva, a french film which turns on two tapes in the possession of a french postier who rides a scooter, one of which incriminates a bent Paris cop. The title is reported to be ‘Premium Rush’, which is clearly a cue for jokes about the greatest hits of Canada’s prog-rock trio.
As far as I know, only 2 feature films (as opposed to documentaries or shorts) that feature bicycle couriers have ever been released. The first, and most famous, was Quicksilver, starring Kevin Bacon, and featuring Nelson Vails, and the second was 2 Secondes, an altogether quirkier film made in Montreal. Quicksilver is notorious for a chase sequence in which the protoganist shifts into a larger sprocket to increase his speed.
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