David Koepp will direct Premium Rush for Sony’s Columbia Pictures from a screenplay he wrote with his frequent collaborator John Kamps, reports Variety.
Gavin Polone (Zombieland) is producing, marking the fifth project on which he has worked with Koepp.
The story centers on a twentysomething New York City bike messenger who picks up an envelope at Columbia U. A dirty cop is desperate to get his hands on the envelope and chases the bike messenger throughout the city.
The trade says the film will carry a bid budget and feature the kind of elaborate chases associated with a William Friedkin pic.