K, so I’m sure that the first name that pops into your head when you think of action thrillers isn’t Owen Wilson (even if I remember a solid turn in Behind Enemy Lines back in the day).

But here he is, starring in the first trailer for the upcoming No Escape, set for a September 4 release.

No Escape is directed by John Erick Dowdle, who has previously brought us the likes of Quarantine, Devil and As Above, So Below.

Here’s the synopsis:

Jack (Owen Wilson) is a man desperate to protect his family in this intense, fast-paced action thriller that will leave you breathless.

As he relocates his family to Asia, with wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their two young girls, Jack has no idea of the terror that lies in store. Within hours of their arrival, a violent political uprising has swept through the city and the family are on the run frantically searching for safety as rebels mercilessly attack, executing all foreigners.

With seasoned expat Hammond (Pierce Brosnan) as their only ally, time is against Jack and his family as they are viciously hunted down.  Desperately attempting to survive in a country under siege, their courage is put to the ultimate test.

And here’s the trailer:

No Escape is directed by John Erick Dowdle, who has previously brought us the likes of Quarantine, Devil and As Above, So Below.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.