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.
So this will be a ripoff of the transporter? lame... Jason Statham>>>>Adrian "the Nose" Brody
The Real Alex on Nov 7, 2008
unoriginal, but it will be interesting to see if Brody pulls it off.
Scott McHenry on Nov 7, 2008
Just what we need another Transporter. As if Transporter was not torture enough. At least Brody is a class actor. Can't say the same about Statham anymore.
Brandon on Nov 7, 2008
I wonder why they are basically ripping off The Transporter, when the courier idea has potential....there is a new game coming out called Mirrors Edge which is about couriers in the future where the government monitors all communications, so they have to remember and deliver secret messages..catch is, the couriers are skilled in parkour and make deliveries by roof running across the city...could be good if the District B13 team takes the idea!
chrisUK on Nov 8, 2008
"He Delivers"?? ......cringe.
Nthngmn on Nov 8, 2008
Could be interesting if it was more along the lines of delivering classified material via briefcase. Throw in a looming global crisis and the urgency to get package in the right hands. Could be decent
Rick on Nov 8, 2008
I am very interested. Adrien Brody's movie choices are usually good and that poster has sold it for me. And frankly, the Transporter isn't the first flick to come up with the "You have to deliver something and that something is not what it seems." story.
David on Nov 9, 2008
Transporter was a rip-off of this script. Do your homework beyotches!
Chuck Gamper on Jan 24, 2009
Rip-off, I agree. Story line and even down to the title. Homework is just a google away. A cast and crew reunion of the original "The Courier" in the process.
Becky on Apr 20, 2009
And I must add. The poster sucks. At least ours told a story. Whata you gonna do? Cut that suitcase open with that there knife? Or laser thingy....? Should I order some lobster?
Becky on Apr 20, 2009
Adrien Brody + gun? Equals the same reason I saw preditors..... Sexy as all hell!!
Maks on Oct 20, 2010
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