Owen Wilson is Back in Action Mode in 'No Escape' Thriller Trailer

March 5, 2015
Source: TWC

No Escape

Though many know Owen Wilson for his more comedic roles in films like Wedding Crashers, earlier in his career he took on a variety of films from Behind Enemy Lines to The Haunting, and two of his earliest films were Armageddon and Anaconda. Now Wilson is getting back into action thriller territory with No Escape (formerly known as The Coup), the story of a man who finds himself and his family threatened in the middle of a political uprising just after moving to Southeast Asia. Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell also star in the film which looks pretty intense, and might open some new doors for Wilson in other genres again. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for John Erick Dowdle's No Escape from The Weinstein Company:

No Escape

No Escape is directed by John Erick Dowdle, who co-wrote the film with brother Drew Dowdle (both of As Above So Below, Devil and Quarantine). The thriller centers on an American businessman (Owen Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically try to escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell also star in the film which The Weinstein Company releases on September 2nd.

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  • ragethorn
    Interesting trailer. I don't feel good about Wilson and Brosnan though.
    • bat0u
      Interesting indeed, I actually quite like the way this looks. Brosnan may be a slight miscast, but I think Wilson is pretty good. Considering his serious roles always make him look like the innocent guy in the wrong place at the wrong time, this seems fitting. If that makes sense =)
      • ragethorn
        So before even watching the trailer, I wrote this off as a joke. 100% angry. I was thinking who puts money into this crap expecting to make any money back. Wilson kinda grew on me but I still see him in Wedding Crashers in this. I think this movie would've faired better (if that even makes sense) with fresher faces, newer faces...? Maybe Dan Stephens?
        • Tyler Cobaugh
          Dan Stevens would have been a great choice! I met him at Sundance last year at the premiere of The Guest. I wouldnt count Wilson out. It might actually pull through
          • ragethorn
            Would be nice.
  • Seems terrible. Pierce Brosnan seems to be ex-military and getting his sex-tourism on, which is lucky for Owen Wilson.
  • JBroti
    This movie as big potential to be a....maybe! Though I will say, I'm glad to see Owen getting back into action and getting out of his typical decent comedies (Wedding Crashers was only his best) and chick flicks.
  • Matthew Haughton
    So at the beginning, I was like: I can't take Owen Wilson in a thriller. Now I've seen the trailer fully, I'm like: THIS LOOKS AWESOME!!
  • shiboleth
    It's a little shitty and old-fashioned premise, but I would like to be successful. At least for Owen Wilson sake ...
    BEHIND ENEMY LINES was a solid action flick. This has some real potential...
  • tislam
    this trailer has just given away the whole film. no reward in going to watch the movie! all the cool action sequences pretty much given away! you know they make it to the roof. you know the helicopter isnt going to save them. you know they survive all of that. you know she catches his daughter. and you can pretty much guess that brosnan will end up giving his life for wilsons family in order for them to reach the embassy. poor as far as trailers go.
  • cuckoozey
    Felt like I've already seen it now, one of those classically bad trailers that reveals way too much.




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