CityNews – An official trailer has been released for No Escape, the new Hollywood movie starring Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell, which was filmed last year in Chiang Mai.
Originally titled The Coup, the film’s name has been changed to No Escape because apparently lots of Americans don’t know what a coup is. The American release date, originally scheduled for March 6, has been pushed back to September 2.
Of course, the Hollywood version of a coup is quite a bit different from what we actually experienced here in Thailand, and the actual location (aside from “Asia”) of the fictional story is not noted.
The film featured many local expats as extras and was produced by Chris Lowenstein.
The official synopsis is as follows: “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. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, NO ESCAPE stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.”
You can watch the trailer here.