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Paul Walker movies: Few worthwhile efforts away from the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise (photo: Paul Walker in ‘Hours’) (See previous post: “Paul Walker Dead: Fast and Furious Actor Killed in Fiery Car Crash.”) Aside from the Fast and Furious franchise, Paul Walker was featured in about 15 movies since the turn of the century; most of those were little-seen releases that did nothing to expand his following beyond fans of slick, high-speed shenanigans, e.g., John Glenn’s thriller and straight-to-dvd release The Lazarus Project (2008), co-starring Piper Perabo; Wayne Kramer’s box office bomb Running Scared, with Vera Farmiga; John Stockwell’s mix of deep-sea adventure and crime thriller Into the Blue, with Jessica Alba and Josh Brolin; and another straight-to-dvd effort, Mukunda Michael Dewil’s poorly received thriller Vehicle 19 (2013). Paul Walker’s handful of more prestigious and/or successful films were Clint Eastwood’s World War II drama Flags of Our Fathers »
- Andre Soares
There's a new circus rolling into town, and this one favors a big chop over the big top. As if food prices at such an event weren't horrifying enough, Jack Reher will be doing his damnedest to bring some freaky terror from author William Ollie's Sideshow to the screen.
Reher is the screenwriter behind the upcoming Red Machine, aka Endangered, starring Billy Bob Thornton, James Marsden, Piper Perabo, and Thomas Jane. His Wet House, to be produced by Zero Gravity and directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil, is in pre-production. Reher also just completed an adaptation of the 80s cult classic Pin. Most recently, Reher adapted Jon Bassoff’s highly acclaimed debut novel Corrosion for the screen, and it is currently out to directors.
Sideshow Book Synopsis
The smoke ring rose, higher and higher, changing shape as it went, until it disappeared into a cloud that moments ago had looked like the caboose of a train, »
- Uncle Creepy
This summer has already seen Paul Walker re-team with Vin Diesel and take on a world of bad guys in the super-sized, smash hit "Fast & Furious 6." But if you're feeling the need for a bit more gasoline-fueled action, perhaps this smaller-scaled thriller will sate your appetite with the added bonus that you can watch it all in the comfort of your own home. "Vehicle 19" is coming to home video and in advance of its release, we've got an exclusive clip from the film. Featuring a script from Mukunda Michael Dewil that landed on the Black List in 2010 (he also directs), the story follows recently paroled man, who finds the entire police force after him when his seemingly innocent rental car has a female “passenger” tied up and stashed in the trunk. She's a key witness in a corruption trial, and he has to put the pedal to the »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A recently paroled man unwittingly picks up the wrong rental vehicle after a long flight. He soon realizes that he is the target of an entire police force that will use any means necessary to stop him and the tied-up female "passenger" he discovers in the trunk from getting to the courthouse to testify against their city's top-to-bottom corruption. If you loved Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 6, you won't want to miss this edge-of-your-seat thriller! Available on Blu-ray and DVD July 23, we have an exclusive featurette from Vehicle 19 that takes us behind-the-scenes with Paul Walker for an in-depth look at all the action and excitement.
Vehicle 19 was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys De Villiers, Leyla Haidarian, Tshepo Maseko, Andrian Mazive, Welile Nzuza, Mangaliso Ngema. The film is directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil. »
Just a quick follow-up to this morning's story of a new director taking the helm of what was to be Thomas Jane's Wet House. After the announcement came, we did some digging, made a few calls, and now have an update for you.
Jane is no longer involved with the project as the producers decided to go in a different direction by opting for a female lead for the film. Casting is currently under way. Stay tuned.
South African writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil has signed on to helm Wet House for Zero Gravity Entertainment. The elevated psychological thriller from scribe Jack Reher revolves around a psychologist who becomes entangled with the mysterious resident of a wet house, whose apparent psychic abilities help her aid the police in solving a string of grisly, bath salt-fueled massacres.
“I like the idea that everything is layered with this atmosphere of unnamed trepidation »
- Uncle Creepy
Deadline is reporting that South African writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil has signed on to helm Wet House for Zero Gravity Entertainment. The elevated psychological thriller from scribe Jack Reher revolves around a psychologist who becomes entangled with the mysterious resident of a wet house, whose apparent psychic abilities help her aid the police in solving a string of grisly, bath salt-fueled massacres.
“I like the idea that everything is layered with this atmosphere of unnamed trepidation — nothing can be trusted at face value, and that kind of foreboding really gives me a lot to work with when creating the world of this story,” Dewil said. Mark Holder and Christine Holder are producing and financing for Zero Gravity. »
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: Fresh off the release of his Paul Walker thriller Vehicle 19, South African writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil has signed on to helm Wet House for Zero Gravity Entertainment. The elevated psychological thriller from scribe Jack Reher revolves around a psychologist who becomes entangled with the mysterious resident of a wet house, whose apparent psychic abilities help her aid the police in solving a string of grizzly, bath salt-fueled massacres. “I like the idea that everything is layered with this atmosphere of unnamed trepidation — nothing can be trusted at face value and that kind of foreboding really gives me a lot to work with when creating the world of this story,” Dewil said. Mark Holder and Christine Holder are producing and financing for Zero Gravity. The film will shoot this fall in South Africa as the first of three features Zero Gravity plans to shoot there. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The essence of a great car chase is editing, that combination of shots -- points of view, inside and outside the car -- that make the viewer share the sense of speed, danger and G-forces that the drivers must feel.
"Vehicle 19" is a thriller set almost entirely inside a car that is intermittently chased, shot at, wrecked and repainted, all in real time and all in South Africa. It stars Paul ("Fast & Furious") Walker, who knows a thing about driving and looking anxious behind the wheel. So writer-director Mukunda Michael Dewil keeps his camera on his most valuable asset, his star -- Walker. The chases, wrecks and re-paint aren't shown in subjective shots that would have made this thriller thrilling.
Maybe that's because of the rental car Michael Woods (Walker) is driving. He stands out down there because he is, as one streetwise fellow points out, "an Ameri-can in a mini-van. »
The venerable “from hell” movie subgenre (e.g., nanny from hell, secretary from hell) picks up an unlikely addition — the rental car from hell — in “Vehicle 19,” a South African-made B-grade quickie looking to cash in on a time-tested combination of elements: Paul Walker and mass automotive mayhem. Neither particularly fast nor furious, this mostly preposterous high-concept clunker (which feels padded even at barely 80 minutes sans credits) makes a pit stop in a handful of North American theaters this week en route to a July 23 homevid debut.
“Vehicle 19” turns on the modest novelty that, once Walker’s Michael Woods enters the titular Hertz minivan in the pic’s opening scene, he never leaves. Nor does director Mukunda Michael Dewil’s camera, making this something like the “Cosmopolis” of car-chase movies, though Dewil (a veteran commercials helmer) proves less adept than David Cronenberg at continually reinventing his claustrophobic locale. Instead, »
- Scott Foundas
Vehicle 19 is best when it's silent. Mukunda Michael Dewil's film has the makings of a taut little thriller, but the writer-director has the twin disadvantages of needing to include dialogue and to rely on the services of Paul Walker to embody his protagonist. The film follows American Michael Woods (Walker) as he arrives in Johannesburg, South Africa, to reunite with his ex-wife after being released from prison and jumping parole. But when he's accidentally given the keys to the wrong rental car, he finds himself amid a scandal which involves a sex-trafficking ring and implicates the chief of police, who suddenly wants him dead. As Michael drives through the urban streets, dodging police vehicles, the film largely confines its setting to his car, allowing the sinister world out »
All it takes is picking up the wrong rental car, and an ex-con's life is turned upside down in five clips from Vehicle 19. Paul Walker stars as Michael Woods, a foreigner who realizes there is a tied-up woman in the trunk of his car. Michael must evade a horde of corrupt cops, who are hell-bent on preventing this woman from testifying against them. Watch the latest scenes from director Mukunda Michael Dewil's action-thriller, debuting in limited theaters on June 14.
Vehicle 19 - Bridge Heli Crash
Vehicle 19 - Gagged Woman
Vehicle 19 - Embassy Gunfire
Vehicle 19 - Gunfire at Car
Vehicle 19 - Walker Opening
A recently paroled man unwittingly picks up the wrong rental vehicle after a long flight. He soon realizes that he is the target of an entire police force that will use any means necessary to stop him and the tied-up female "passenger »
★★☆☆☆ American actor Paul Walker has carved out a career that largely consists of driving cars and being both fast and furious. Playing firmly within type, Walker returns to screens this week in Mukunda Michael Dewil's Vehicle 19 (2013). Alongside an international cast including Naima McLean and Gys De Villiers, Walker plays Michael Woods, a reckless ex-con determined to change his life for the better in an attempt to save his relationship with an estranged girlfriend. Unfortunately, a mix-up at a Johannesburg car rental company leaves Michael stuck with the wrong car and distressed hostage Rachel (McLean) in the boot.
Michael quickly becomes embroiled in a hot pursuit when he is chased across Johannesburg by a dangerous, corrupt and powerful Detective Smith (De Villers). Unable to go to the police and having already broken parole, Michael not only has the hostage's life to save, but he must also save his own »
- CineVue UK
Director: Mukunda Michael Dewil
Running Time: 82 Minutes
Synopsis: A foreign traveler (Walker) unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.
Special Features: Making Of, Trailer
Seeing Paul Walker behind the wheel of a car for yet another action ‘vehicle’ doesn’t come as a surprise when you consider his signature roles in the Fast & Furious franchise and films like Joyride (aka Road Kill). He’s obviously comfortable in cruise-control and has rarely tasted success outside the fast-paced genre. He’s always appeared as a likeable chap (I personally have a soft spot for his dark modern fairytale Running Scared) and can pretty much pull off those types of roles with his eyes closed without really flexing his acting chops. Something I’ve never seen him do since his small supporting role in Gary Ross’ loveable Pleasantville. »
- Craig Hunter
Quentin Tarantino is a lot of things, but concise isn't one of them. Buried inside the sprawling 165 minutes of Django Unchained (2012, Sony, 18), there's a very decent two-hour retro-ploitation romp struggling to escape the indulgence of Hollywood's most under-edited auteur. On the plus side, we have knife-sharp central performances from Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz as (respectively) the recently freed titular slave and sharpshooting "dentist" Dr King Schultz, on a mission to rescue Django's wife from the slimy clutches of Leonardo DiCaprio's Calvin Candie.
The real jaw-dropper, however, is a brilliantly counterintuitive turn from Samuel L Jackson as Candie's insanely loyal house-servant, Stephen, a terrifying portrait of head-turned devotion that offers the film's most potentially radical element. It's here that whatever rude "politics" this possesses (including the usual fetishisation of the "N word") has gnarly bite. Elsewhere, it's more fan-boyish fare, »
- Mark Kermode
Pic follows a special ops officer as he attempts to free the U.S. Vice President, who is being held hostage by terrorists in a cable car. Pic is set on Cape Town’s Table Mountain in South Africa.
K5 co-founders Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur, who negotiated the “Drop” deal, promise “jaw-dropping stunts at dizzying heights,” and said the pic was targeted at auds seeking a “Friday night adrenalin rush.”
“Drop” is now casting. »
- Leo Barraclough
It looks like Frank Miller's comic book Hard Boiled is finally going to make its way to the big screen! Way back in 2001, David Fincher was attached to direct an adaptation of comic with Nicolas Cage in the lead role, but it never happened. It sure would have been interesting to see Fincher's take on it. The last thing we heard about the project was that Miller was going to direct it himself after he was finished with Sin City 2, but it looks like that isn't happening either.
During a recent interview with Bleeding Cool, South African director Mukunda Michael Dewil revealed that he's going to adapt it. You might not be familiar with Dewil yet, but he directed the film Vehicle 19, which is the other car movie that Paul Walker stars in. It has yet to be released. Anyway, here's what the director had to say: »
- Joey Paur
Fans who were eagerly awaiting 300: Rise of an Empire, the follow-up to Zack Snyder's original adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel 300, were dealt some bad news as the film (which takes place before, during and after the events of 300) was pushed back to a March 2014 release. But maybe news of another project bringing Miller's work to the big screen will help lessen the blow. Bleeding Cool recently sat down with Mukunda Michael Dewil, the director of Paul Walker's thriller Vehicle 19, and he revealed that he's currently working on an adaptation of Miller's 23-year-old comic miniseries Hard Boiled. More below! For those who aren't familiar with Hard Boiled, here's a brief synopsis: Carl Seltz is a suburban insurance investigator, a loving husband, and devoted father. Nixon is a berserk, homicidal tax collector racking up mind-boggling body counts in a diseased urban slaughterhouse. Unit Four is the »
- Ethan Anderton
Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)
Those cinemagoers won over by Abrams's first Star Trek movie (even if they can barely remember it now) won't be disappointed with this finely tuned follow-up, which deftly balances action crises, sci-fi repartee and the ongoing Kirk/Spock bromance, but adds enough surprises to keep things interesting, largely by way of Cumberbatch's shifty supervillain.
Another distinctive, beguiling southern parable from Nichols, this time tracking the friendship between two boys and the mysterious fugitive they find down by the river. It's like a mix of Stand By Me, Night Of The Hunter and Terrence Malick. »
- Steve Rose
I know what you’re thinking: “Oh great, another movie in which Paul Walker drives fast in a car!” But wait, whilst Vehicle 19 does see everyone’s second-favourite Fast & Furious franchise star get behind the wheel of a car, this film is a whole different kettle of fish for Mr. Walker… Yet another in the line of “one man, one location” movies that have followed the successful release of Buried, the film takes it’s tale on to the roads of Johannesburg as Walker finds himself in the middle of mystery, knowing exactly as much as the audience does – that he’s definitely in the wrong rental car!
- Phil Wheat
Check out 18 new photos from the upcoming action thriller Vehicle 19 starring Paul Walker. The film follows an ex-con (Walker) who travels abroad to start a new life. When he picks up the wrong rental car, he finds a tied-up woman inside, who has information that implicates a number of dirty cops. The film is directed by South African filmmaker Mukunda Michael Dewil. Along with Walker the film also stars Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers, Leyla Haidarian, and Tshepo Maseko. Vehicle 19 will be released on May 16th on premium VOD, June 14thm 2013 theatrical, and on July 23rd VOD/DVD/Digital. Here’s the official synpopsis for...
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- Allan Ford
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