The Weinstein Company, responsible for producing movies such as The Master, Silver Linings Playbook, and Django Unchained, has just released the first official trailer for its new action movie No Escape, starring Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan.
Check out the trailer below:
Wilson plays ill-fated businessman Jack Dwyer in this paradise-turned-hell thriller, where an average American family is uprooted to Southeast Asia and – just as they seem to settle into the exotic groove – blindsided by a violent rebellion led by thugs. In their battle for survival in this “strange land,” their military-trained English ally, Hammond (Brosnan), attempts to help steer the frightened family to safety (yes, that includes throwing a child across two buildings).
Wilson (Midnight in Paris, Wedding Crashers) has been dipping his toes in comedy as of late, honoring his career roots (his first breakout role was in the comedy Bottle Rocket, solidifying him as an on-screen jokester). Recently he was seen pairing up with Vince Vaughn in The Internship (2013) as well as making appearances in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Inherent Vice (2014). Midnight in Paris (2011) was the actor’s most recent work in a less lighthearted plot, although Woody Allen’s film still maintained a certain humor to it. No Escape however, marks the first action/drama Wilson has signed onto since Behind Enemy Lines (2001).
Brosnan (known most iconically as the James Bond of the 90s) and director John Erick Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) are not so unfamiliar with the action or suspense genre; Brosnan continues to wield guns in movies such as The November Man (2014), and Dowdle recently flexed his screenwriting muscles with horror/thriller As Above, So Below (2014).
Although Wilson and Brosnan make an unlikely duo, Brosnan seems confident in No Escape, quoting:
[It] really rocks, I must say…I just love this film. I think it will have people gasping. And it’s kind of like a horror film, in some respects.
No Escape hits theaters September 2015, although it originally was titled The Coup and set for a March release date. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the title change came about when test audiences failed to grasp the meaning of the word “coup”; those who decide to buy a ticket can only hope the filmmakers haven’t watered down any other aspect of the story.