Ever since the surprise success of 2009’s “Taken,” other actors of Liam Neeson’s stature have taken their stabs at action movie heroics: Kevin Costner, John Travolta and Sean Penn, to name a few. In a couple of weeks, Owen Wilson will get his shot at B-movie glory with “No Escape,” alongside Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan. A pair of new clips and posters, as well as another trailer, have been released ahead of its Labor Day weekend premiere.
The film stars Wilson as an American patriarch who moves his family to Southeast Asia, only to end up in the middle of a violent coup. First up, from Collider, is a short clip showing that even though it’s been thirteen years since his last outing as James Bond, Brosnan still has his action movie chops as he tries buy some time for Wilson and Bell to flee with children in tow. Next up, USA Today has the moment when Wilson first comes face-to-face with the uprising.
A pair of neat posters have cropped online, one from Flickering Myth that focuses on the rooftop jumping scene that’s been referenced throughout the marketing campaign and another one at IMDB that focuses on the film’s “exotic” setting.
And finally, a short new trailer was released that while lacking in new footage, fully contextualizes the dramatic stakes for audiences looking for some thrills Labor Day weekend. “No Escape” opens in the U.S. on September 2nd. Watch the clips and trailer, and get a look at the two new posters, below.