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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.
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.
Gallery | In Memoriam 2014: Stars We’ve Lost This Year
- Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014)
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, known for his risk-taking roles and his Oscar-winning turn as iconic writer Truman Capote in “Capote,” died of an apparent drug overdose at his apartment in New York City on February 2, 2014.
- Actress Ruth Duccini (July 23, 1918 – January 16, 2014)
Ruth Duccini was the last of the original female Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). She died of natural causes at 95 years old. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
- Actor Roger Lloyd-Pack (February 8, 1944 – January 15, 2014)
British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, famous for his role as “Trigger” in the sitcom “Only Fools and Horses,” died age 69 on January 15, 2014, after suffering from Pancreatic Cancer, his agent confirmed on January 16, 2014. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
- Actor Russell Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014)
Actor Russell Johnson, best known as the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” died of kidney failure January 16, 2014 at his home in Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was 89. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
- Actress Alexandra Bastedo (March 9, 1946 – January 12, 2014)
A film and television actress, best known for her role in the British TV series “The Champions,” Alexandra Bastedo died January 12 of cancer at the age of 67. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
- Actress Carmen Zapata (July 15, 1927 – January 5, 2014)
Actress Carmen Zapata died Sunday, January 5, 2014, at her Los Angeles home, surrounded by family and friends. She was 86. Zapata started her career in 1945 in the Broadway musical “Oklahoma” and went on to perform in “Bells Are Ringing,” “Guys and Dolls” and many plays. Her movie credits include “Sister Act,” “Gang Boys” and “Carola,” as well as dozens of television series. (AP Photo/Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Bob Freeman)
- Actress Juanita Moore (October 19, 1922 – January 1, 2014)
Academy Award-nominated actress Juanita Moore, known for her role in the 1959 classic “Imitation of Life,” died New Year’s Day of natural causes at 99 years old. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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