PIPER PERABO previews 'CARRIERS'
Contributed by Michael J. Lee, Executive Editor for RadioFree.com
July 7, 2009
When we first met Piper Perabo during an interview for her film First Snow way back in that long-ago time known as 2007, Carriers had wrapped principal photography and was awaiting some finishing touches and a release date. We caught up with Piper about a year later when she was promoting Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and although Carriers was still nowhere to be found, she felt that Paramount was excited about a then-relatively-unknown Chris Pine headlining Star Trek, and would release the thriller following J.J. Abrams' reboot of the sci-fi franchise.
Fast forwarding to the present, the plan seems to have paid off. Trek proved to be one of the biggest success stories of the summer, and there's no doubt Chris Pine's presence in Carriers will attract more viewers to the survival flick now than it would have before he rocked the iconic role of Captain James T. Kirk.
Now, the first trailer for Carriers is upon us, and the movie is slated for a September 2009 release. Below is a short interview excerpt of Piper's comments about the film's basic premise, taken from our First Snow interview session.
MEDIA: What do you have coming up next?
PIPER: Next I have this movie coming out called Carriers, which I also shot in New Mexico. We didn't shoot them back to back, but they're coming out that way. It's a sort of apocalyptic thriller which I'm really excited about, with Lou Taylor Pucci...I keep getting lucky and getting to work with these guys that I love. And I think it's going to be really good. We're still in post, but I saw some of it. It looks really good. I'm excited.
The story focuses on four friends, yes?
It's about four friends, yeah. A pandemic breaks out in the United States, and these two brothers and their girlfriends steal a car and kind of try and outrun it.
Is it more about the tension of the relationships rather than the pandemic itself?
Yeah, it's really about the relationships, because they're trying to get to the middle of nowhere, where there won't be disease. And so in some ways, it's like a play, because it's these four sort of innocents in a car, and there's no law anymore. There's no government control of anything. So it's cool.