Hollywood seems to have a theory that if they just keep putting Paul Walker in movies, one day audiences will want to see him in something that doesn’t have the words ‘Fast’ or ‘Furious’ in the title. He’s now in talks to star in Brick Mansions, EuropaCorp’s American remake of the action-thriller District 13, according to Deadline.
Paul Walker will likely star alongside David Belle, who is credited with inventing the urban sport of parkour. Belle also starred in District 13 and its sequel, District 13 Ultimatum, and writer-producer Luc Besson apparently wouldn’t move forward on the remake unless he was involved. After all it’s the parkour that marked the movies out, so they need to ensure they’ve got the best for the US version.
The film centres on Paul Walker’s character, a detective trying to track down a stolen weapon of mass destruction in a ghetto dubbed Brick Mansions. He enlists the help of Lino (David Belle), a fearless man who knows the slum like the back of his hand (and is good at jumping about in them like a maniac).
Luc Besson also indicated one of his proteges will direct Brick Mansions, although he would not reveal who the mystery filmmaker is. No production schedule was given, but it is said that Paul Walker will likely shoot this project before Fast & Furious 6 gets started.
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