The first trailer for one of the Paul Walker's final films, "Brick Mansions," has been released, and it finds the late action star on familiar ground as he pummels bad guys, leaps from tall buildings, bickers with a mismatched partner, drops a few one-liners and, of course, puts the pedal to the metal.
"Brick Mansions" is a remake of the 2004 French film "District B13," which popularized the acrobatic street sport known as parkour. In the new movie, Walker plays an undercover cop in dystopian Detroit who teams up with a local hood — David Belle, reprising his role from "B13" — on a mission to stop a gang with a very large bomb and a very important hostage. Actor-musician Rza plays the gang leader.
The film was written by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri. Camille Delamarre, who edited "Taken 2" and "Transporter 3," makes his directorial debut.
"Brick Mansions" marks one of the last films Walker worked on before his death on Nov. 30 in a car crash. He is also expected to feature prominently in next year's "Fast & Furious 7," which he was about halfway through filming at the time of his death.
Last week, Relativity Media and EuropaCorp announced that "Brick Mansions" will open April 25. The studios also said they are making a donation to Walker's charity, Reach Out WorldWide, in his memory.