Paul Walker to star with David Belle in District B 13 remake


Paul Walker looks set to join David Belle, the star of the original “District 13” films, in an English-language redo of “District B 13”, titled “Brick Mansions”.

Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen have collaborated on the script. They’re not naming the director yet.

According to Deadline, the film’s setting shifts to the states.

The film will be set in American city, most likely Chicago. Walker will play an undercover detective chasing a weapon of mass destruction that was stolen by a drug dealer in the ghetto known as Brick Mansions. He seeks help from the incredibly agile Lino (Belle), who knows Brick Mansions better than anyone and is the only person not cowering in fear of the drug dealers. Besson’s Europa Corp is producing, and while a number of Hollywood actors wanted the Lino role, Besson would not make the movie unless Belle was in it.

Belle is one of the guys responsible for Parkour, so expect plenty of sick wall-climbing sequences in the film.