The late Paul Walker left several film projects in limbo after his sudden death in a car crash late last year. Now, one of those movies has a new release date.
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Relativity Media announced Thursday that Walker's film "Brick Mansions" will switch to an April 25 release date, after initially planning a February bow. That plan was put on hold when Walker died on November 30 in Los Angeles after the car he was riding in crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing him and the vehicle's driver.
Deadline reports that Walker had completed work on "Brick Mansions," a remake of a 2004 French film about an undercover cop trying to take down a crime lord, only three days before his death. A test screening scheduled for the following week had to be cancelled while producers tried to figure out what to do about the project.
"Paul is the big movie star in our movie - it is built around him. Paul is in about 80% of the scenes," Christophe Lambert, CEO of "Brick Mansions" producer EuropaCorp, told Deadline at the time. " ... [I]t's Paul at his best."
Relativity and EuropaCorp are donating the cost of "Brick Mansions"'s world premiere to Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide. The company's previous April 25 release, "Earth to Echo," will be shifted to July 2.