The Dark Knight Rises actor revealed that the upcoming summer picture doesn't adhere to traditional thriller film plotlines, providing a refreshing change to the action genre.
"I just think it's kind of a brilliant idea. It's a summer popcorn action movie. Instead of glorifying cars and gun, it glorifies bicycles. I think that's great," Gordon-Levitt told MTV News.
"I think that makes the action, in a way, a lot more exciting. There's no computer-generated action in this movie. It's all guys that actually performed these things. I had four doubles in this movie."
He continued: "Every day, I rode all day, but there are four other guys who are good at different things. One of them is an actual bike messenger; he rides really fast in traffic. One of them is really good at riding a trial bike, a different sort of bike, which is good jumping and stuff.
"Another guy does tricks but on a fixed gear bike. Another guy's an actual Hollywood stunt man, so he's getting hit by cars. Honestly, when an audience sees a real human being doing things, it's just more exciting than computer-generated, what amounts to a cartoon."
In August 2010, Gordon-Levitt was injured on the set of Premium Rush after he cut his forearm, which required 31 stitches.
Watch the trailer for Premium Rush, which opens August 24 in US cinemas, below: