Paul Walker is kicking all kinds of cinematic behind in the first trailer for writer Luc Besson and Camille Delamarre’s Brick Mansions.
A remake of Taken director Pierre Morel’s 2004 French hit District 13, the film follows an undercover cop and a Parkour expert as they try to stop a terrorist from detonating a neutron bomb. In order to succeed, our heroes must infiltrate the mastermind’s gang of thugs.
Brick Mansions is the last film Paul Walker completed before a car accident in California claimed his life. The movie is presently slated to hit theaters across the US on April 25.
Check out the official synopsis below:
“In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino, every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine kidnaps Lino’s girlfriend, Damien reluctantly accepts the help of the fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city.”
Joining Paul Walker in the flick is David Belle, the star of District 13 and its sequel. Belle is also the founder of Parkour, a discipline that was reportedly “developed from military obstacle course training.” Runners try their best to reach destinations in the most efficient manner possible, a feat that often includes running, jumping, and vaulting over obstructions.
Wu-Tang Clan member and The Man with the Iron Fists director RZA tackles the role of the villain in Brick Mansions. The rapper was particularly saddened by Paul Walker’s death earlier this year, prompting him to pen the song “Destiny Bends” in his honor.
“We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones, men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship and the brotherhood of humanity,” RZA explained.
Fans of the late actor should also catch writer-director Eric Heisserer’s Hours, a touching movie about a father who tries to keep his daughter alive following Hurricane Katrina. The drama is currently available on VOD.
Are you planning to catch Paul Walker in Brick Mansions when it arrives on the big screen later this year?