Free-running French actioner BANLIEUE 13, aka DISTRICT 13, gets the American remake treatment later this month and marks the final completed film of late actor Paul Walker. Now retitled BRICK MANSIONS, this genre flick unites Walker’s undercover cop with the original’s parkour specialist and star David Belle as ex-con Lino.
The film is again written by Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri, Robert Mark Kamen, and is also the directorial debut of their frequent cinematographer Camille Dalamarre.
Check out a trio of new posters and if you missed the latest trailer, you can find it here.
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 (Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine (RZA) 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. With stylized action featuring thrilling Parkour stunts (David Belle is the co-founder of the physical training discipline), Brick Mansions puts an entertaining twist on the action genre.
BRICK MANSIONS is released in the US 25th April and the UK 2nd May. It co-stars Robert Maillet, RZA, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Andreas Apergis and Gouchy Boy.