The crime boss of a walled city has access to a nuclear bomb and he is not afraid to use it. The only hope for the city is a brilliant cop who must team up with a criminal to try and stop them.
This is the plot for Brick Mansions, the last completed film by the late Paul Walker. If the plot sounds a little familiar, that’s because its a remake of a French film called Banlieue 13 (translated to District 13 for English speaking release) released in 2004. The film originally caught my attention because of the excellent use of street running or to give its proper name, parkour.
Its a brilliant film and I highly recommend checking it out. The criminal in Banlieue 13 was played by David Belle, the founder of Parkour, and you’ll see he reprises his role again for this remake.
The film is set to open in the US on 25th of April.
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.