David Koepp Directing Bike Messenger Movie Premium Rush
by Alex Billington
November 12, 2009
David Koepp, who's probably better known as a screenwriter than a director, has set up his next directing project at Sony. Koepp will helm Premium Rush, a bike messenger action movie, being produced by Gavin Polone (who last worked on Zombieland). The story centers on a New York bike messenger who picks up an envelope at Columbia University to deliver. A dirty cop is desperate to get his hands on the envelope as well, and chases the bike messenger throughout the city. The screenplay was written by Koepp and his frequent collaborator John Kamps. I've got to admit, this sounds like it'll be awesome, I'm already excited to see it.
Koepp last directed Ghost Town as well as Secret Window, Stir of Echoes, and The Trigger Effect before that. His most recent screenplays include Angels & Demons, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Zathura, and War of the Worlds. He doesn't have much experience directing action, but maybe that's exactly why he's taking on Premium Rush. Apparently this will get a big budget and is being fast-tracked by Sony, who is already looking for an actor to attach. Unless they get someone terrible, I'm in on this 100%. For reasons I can't explain, I'm just pumped to see a frickin' bike messenger action movie. Anyone else?
Bike messenger photo courtesy of Jeremy Hughes on Flickr.