Paul Walker’s last movie, Brick Mansions, is scheduled for an April 25, 2015 release according to Relativity Media.
Earth to Echo, Relativity’s sci-fi adventure collaboration with Disney was originally pegged to this date, but has now been rescheduled for a July 2, 2014 arrival in theaters. Brick Mansions features Walker and Wu-Tang Clan founding member RZA, along with Parkour dynamo David Belle and Catalina Denis. An English-language remake of EuropaCorp’s French actioner Banlieue 13 (District B13), the story follows Walker as an undercover police officer who ventures into the dystopian urban wilds of a future Detroit, tasked with the mission of disarming a neutron bomb set to detonate in a tenement named Brick Mansions.
Produced by The Fifth Element and Taken 2 director Luc Besson, who also wrote and co-produced the French original, Brick Mansions will also feature the directorial debut of Camille Delamarre. Delamarre has worked closely with Besson in the past, as editor on Lockout, Taken 2, and 2011’s Colombiana. According to IMDb, he is also set to direct the still in production Transporter 4, which is also to be penned by Besson.
Walker died November 30 of last year departing a charity car event for his own Reach Out WorldWide, when the Porsche Carrera GT driven by friend and professional driver Roger Rodas, who also perished, lost control and collided with a concrete light pole and two trees in Valencia, California.
Walker was raising funds for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which had recently ravaged the Philippines. ROWW is a non-profit network of emergency professionals and first responder volunteers who provide timely, expert support at disaster sites around the world, supporting local emergency responders to accelerate relief efforts.
At the time of his death, Walker was still scheduled to shoot the final half of Fast & Furious 7 with co-star Vin Diesel and company. According to Universal and director James Wan, the script will be retooled to retire Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, allowing closure for audiences while allowing the franchise to continue on without him.
According to Relativity media, both they and EuropaCorp will donate to Reach Out WorldWide, which will include the cost of Brick Mansions’ world premiere.
Matt Luber, Paul Walker’s manager, served as a consultant on Brick Mansions, and continues to do so leading up to its theatrical release. On Walker, Relativity said in a statement, “Paul Walker was an incredible actor, a devoted friend and a warm colleague, and we continue to mourn his tragic passing. We are proud to have worked with him on Brick Mansions and look forward to honoring him with one of his final releases.”