So while I was touring the Incredible Youtube, I stumbled upon an ad for an upcoming Action/Thriller film called No Escape. Owen Wilson and Lake Bell star as Americans who move overseas only to be caught up in the middle of a coup of the government. They have to escape with the help of Pierce Brosnan, so they could live happily ever after. Check out the trailer below!
Looks pretty intense right! And what I'm mostly interested about this movie is Owen Wilson. I love seeing Comedians or Comedic Actors take on more serious and or intense films. Like Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love. Now, Owen Wilson isn't new to the action genre. He's been in Behind Enemy Lines (2001) and the Shanghai Movies (2000/2003). But to be fair those movies are nothing like what we see in the trailer.
Him being in this feels natural to me. He's totally believable as an average guy who is thrust into this terrible and chaotic situation. Because of that, Owen Wilson is instantly relatable like famous everyman John McClane. Its not like when you see Tom Cruise, or Liam Neeson in the same role, because you kind of know they're going to make it out alive and it'll be over the top ridiculous. But with this, I have a feeling like it'll be real, it won't let up, and it'll be bloody as hell like Die Hard (We get it you like Die Hard!)
No Escape comes out September 2015 and will most likely be in limited release. So what do you think of Owen Wilson as a potential action star? What are your thoughts on the trailer? Do you also like seeing comedic actors take on heavier material? Let me know in the comment section below. I look forward to hearing from you all!