Directed by David Koepp (Ghost Town), the film centres on an agile and reckless bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) who finds himself caught up in a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan.
"One of the things I love about riding in New York [is that] you have to be 100% focused on riding," Gordon-Levitt explained to Flicks and Bits. "You have to focus, because at any given time there's a hundred different things coming at you that you have to make sure you don't hit.
"The way we're shooting this with the cameras on the motorcycles, helmets, and mounted on the SUV's, it just creates lots of movement. It makes the movie really dynamic."
The actor went on to praise his co-star Michael Shannon, who plays a dirty cop desperate to get his hands on the envelope Gordon-Levitt's character is transporting.
"I think when people look back on Premium Rush they're gonna say, 'That had badass chase scenes, AND MICHAEL SHANNON WAS SO GOOD!'
"Everyone else was really good, like Wole Parks, Dania Ramirez, everybody's really good... I'm pretty good! But Michael Shannon, I think that the character he has made is just such a classic Cagney heavy. He's great."
Gordon-Levitt has previously praised Premium Rush for being "a summer popcorn action movie which, instead of glorifying cars and guns, it glorifies bicycles".
> Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Premium Rush' second trailer released - watch
Premium Rush is released on August 24 in the US and September 14 in the UK. Watch the trailer below: