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Paul Walker is a man on a mission

12 February 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Brick Mansions

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Yesterday’s release of the poster for action thriller remake Brick Mansions heralded a familiar next step: the arrival of the first trailer for Paul Walker’s last completed film role. It’s full of everything you might expect, so prepare for lots of bullets, blasts, cars, fights and just a little buddy comedy. 

Set in a near-future Detroit, Brick Mansions has Walker playing Damien, an undercover detective assigned to chase down a stolen weapon of mass destruction. When he learns that the man responsible – a violent drug dealer – has taken it into the walled-off ghetto known as Brick Mansions, he reaches out to the agile Lino (David Belle, who starred in both the original District 13 and its sequel) for help. Lino knows the place better than anyone and isn’t afraid of the drug dealers (including kingpin Tremaine, played by RZA) who run the place like their own little kingdom.

Walker shows off the sort of abilities he brought to the Fast & Furious films, and even gets to try his hand at some of the stunts, though wisely leaves most of the crazier stuff to Belle, the parkour expert who has made a career in intensely physical roles and is now hoping to break into more acting. The two also swap jabs as well as trading punches with henchmen such as Robert Maillet’s towering Yeti.

It’s not every film that sells itself as coming “a writer of The Transporter,” but then they mean writer-producer Luc Besson. Camille Delamarre, himself a veteran, in the editing department at least, of both the Transporter and Taken films, steps up to direct here. Brick Mansions is set to arrive in the US on April 25, but has no UK date as of yet.


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RE: brick mansions
L: TREBOR2009 trailer looks awesome, but did anyone else notice this is just an American version of "district 13"! same story, same plot, same twist. hell, they even brought in one of the actors from the original duology. are Hollywood really that desperate, that they have to steal ideas of films from already released frachises. how abouts looking at 80's cartoon classics like he-man, ullyses 31, and bravestarr. keep it real Hollywood !!! rm, yes, it's a remake. It's a well kn More

Posted by BudBaxter at 11:51 on 13 February 2014 | Report This Post

Dear movie producers of the world, PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP HIRING 'RZA'. HE CANNOT ACT. AT ALL. Apart from that, looks like it could be fun. More

Posted by BudBaxter at 11:46 on 13 February 2014 | Report This Post

brick mansions
trailer looks awesome, but did anyone else notice this is just an American version of "district 13"! same story, same plot, same twist. hell, they even brought in one of the actors from the original duology. are Hollywood really that desperate, that they have to steal ideas of films from already released frachises. how abouts looking at 80's cartoon classics like he-man, ullyses 31, and bravestarr. keep it real Hollywood !!! More

Posted by TREBOR2009 at 09:56 on 13 February 2014 | Report This Post

so a shot for shot remake
I love it. I loved the original District 13 and the sequel was ok but I will still watch this just because the brought in David Belle. I hope this well and we see more movies starring. Him vs. Jet Li would be a great combo. More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 07:46 on 13 February 2014 | Report This Post

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