Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Xena's Lucy Lawless Joins Agents Of SHIELD
From Lernaean Hydra to actual Hydra
Exclusive Before I Go To Sleep Poster
Firth, Kidman and Strong give us the evils
Anthony Hopkins And Evan Rachel Wood Head To Westworld
Joining HBO and Jonah Nolan's killer robot pilot
New The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Still
Look to the skies!
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
New The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Still
Look to the skies!
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Lucy
22 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Empire Star Rating
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Brick Mansions (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Walker Officially Set For Brick Mansions
AKA District 13: USA

13 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

If you send your mind on a parkour-style jump/sprint through the months, you might recall that back in 2011, Paul Walker was in talks to take the lead on Brick Mansions, the US remake of District 13. Well, it’s taken more than a year for everything to be worked out, but Walker is on board and Relativity Media is setting up financing and distribution alongside producer Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp.

Camille Delamarre, a Besson protégé, is directing from a script by Taken’s Robert Mark Kamen.

Walker is on to play an undercover detective chasing a stolen weapon of mass destruction. When he learns that the man responsible – a violent drug dealer – has taken it into the ghetto known as Brick Mansions, he reaches out to the agile Lino (David Belle) for help. Lino knows the place better than anyone and isn’t afraid of the drug dealers who seemingly run the place like their own little kingdom.

Belle, of course, is the star of both District 13 (AKA Banlieue 13 in Europe) and its sequel, District 13: Ultimatum. He’s also the man credited with creating obstacle-hopping sport parkour in the first place. Though the Lino role had been heavily sought after by some big names, Besson stuck to his guns on the casting front.

There’s no word on when it’ll kick off shooting, but it might have to jostle for attention on Walker’s non-Fast & Furious schedule with his other recent big job announcement, taking over the lead in the newly rebooted Hitman franchise.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

MGM Finds The Incredible Shrinking Man
Richard Matheson writing updated tale
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)