Owen Wilson's first non-comedic role since Behind Enemy Lines (2001).
Michelle Monaghan was originally cast in the lead role but after the movie was delayed, she dropped out due to pregnancy. Lake Bell replaced her.
During production a fire damaged the set in Lampang, northern Thailand. After filming an explosion scene inside a dilapidated building, the crew was in the process of packing and moving things downstairs when somebody saw the fire on the third floor of the building. No one was injured.
The movie was originally set to be released on March 6th, 2015 as "The Coup" but, in February of the same year, it was announced that it would be retitled to "No Escape", and its release was delayed to September 2, 2015.
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