The Weinstein Company has dropped a trailer for action thriller, No Escape, formerly known as The Coup. Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell topline the flick which focuses on an All-American family who relocate to Southeast Asia. Unfortunately, their arrival coincides with a violent political uprising.
At first glance, the casting choices aren’t what one would expect from this type of fare. Granted, Brosnan has committed a fair chunk of his resume to actioners, so his inclusion isn’t that surprising. It’s Wilson and Bell that surprise us, as they appear to be broaching unfamiliar territory. For the most part, the pair have participated in broad comedies and indie gems, with the exception of Wilson’s 2001 sidestep, Behind Enemy Lines.
All three are front and center in this first trailer, which establishes its central premise quickly before descending into typified Hollywood xenophobia. Wilson and Bell play the married couple, whose lives are thrown into mortal danger when gangs of local thugs begin shooting up the streets, with Brosnan on hand to offer helpful asides.
As gritty, fast-paced and gung-ho as the trailer is, it fails to explain the reason behind the escalating violence, or place it within any sort of international context. If the finished product dedicates time to explaining this key motivating plot point, then there might be a decent actioner waiting to be unearthed.
From Devil and Quarantine helmer John Erick Dowdle, No Escape opens in theaters on September 2nd.
An intense international thriller, NO ESCAPE centers on an American businessman (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 look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city.
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