First Look: Adrien Brody's The Courier Teaser Poster
by Alex Billington
November 7, 2008
Out with the old, in with the new. Early last week we announced that Adrien Brody would headline Russell Mulcahy's action flick The Courier. Courtesy of the ongoing American Film Market in Santa Monica this weekend, we've got our first look at the teaser poster / promo art for the film. Obviously that isn't really Brody standing there, because this hasn't even started shooting yet, but it's a good image to sell a film that otherwise only seemed like an interesting concept. Plus it looks like we might finally have a replacement for the nearly-dead Transporter series of films. Or at least that's what they want this to look like.
In the film, Brody plays a daredevil carrier pursued across the country by corrupt cops and rival crime bosses when he has to deliver a briefcase to a notorious underworld figure who can't be found. Sounds like an interesting and potentially very entertaining concept coming from the two guys who wrote the Wanted screenplay. Should turn out pretty good in the end? At least the poster looks cool!
The Courier is directed by Russell Mulcahy, of Resident Evil: Extinction most recently, in addition to numerous TV films. The screenplay was written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, the duo who wrote Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma previously. The film is in the very early development stages at the moment and doesn't have a US distributor just yet. Shooting begins next January in Louisiana and Las Vegas.