'Premium Rush,' a bike-messenger chase flick, is being fast-tracked at Sony -- so twentysomething actors, hone up on those daredevil cycling skills now.

David Koepp is best known as one of Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriters of blockbusters like 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,' 'Panic Room,' and 'Spider-Man', but 'Rush' will mark the first time he'll be helming as well as scripting a big-budget action flick. Koepp has directed a number of smaller films, such as the comedy 'Ghost Town," starring Ricky Gervais. 'Premium Rush,' a bike-messenger chase flick, is being fast-tracked at Sony -- so twentysomething actors, hone up on those daredevil cycling skills now.

David Koepp is best known as one of Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriters of blockbusters like 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,' 'Panic Room,' and 'Spider-Man', but 'Rush' will mark the first time he'll be helming as well as scripting a big-budget action flick. Koepp has directed a number of smaller films, such as the comedy 'Ghost Town," starring Ricky Gervais.

'Premium Rush' follows a courier who picks up an envelope at Columbia University ("premium rush" referring to the type of delivery service, we're sure, and not, say, caffeine jitters). A dirty cop who's desperate to get his hands on the envelope is in hot pursuit of our hardworking hero, delivering chase sequences to rival 'The French Connection,' Variety reports.
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