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Can Luc Besson score another French-import blockbuster with 'Lucy'? (Updated)

24 July 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Over the course of his dozen-plus films as a writer-director, Parisian auteur Luc Besson has become known for his stylish inversions of schlock genre fare and a certain, shall we call it, Vive la femme attitude toward women.

Time and again, his movies place emotionally fragile female characters in physically perilous situations: a conflicted hit-woman struggling with the perils of her job in 1990’s La Femme Nikita, 12-year old Natalie Portman on the run as an assassin-in-training in The Professional, and Milla Jovovich’s universe-saving alien Leeloo in The Fifth Element (1997) among them. Besson’s latest multiplex offering appears set to follow that template. »

- Chris Lee

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Paul Walker's Last Film Brick Mansions is More Explosion than Exposition: A Movie Review

27 April 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Camille Delamarre. Writers: Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri. Cast: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy and Catalina Denis. Brick Mansions is a remake of the French film District B13 (2004). Actor David Belle, the originator of Parkour, stars in both films and a sequel to District B13, titled District 13: Ultimatum (2009). All three films deal with a post-apocalyptic cityscape. As well, Brick Mansions continues to be shot in French locales, with the original shot in Paris and the remake shot in Montreal, Quebec. This second film is less gritty than the first and the PG-13 rating for the remake does not help with any sense of realism. Full of half-cocked political messages, Brick Mansions is a fairly standard action thriller, with Camille Delamarre's camerawork a little off-setting. This title takes place in 2018. In the future, parts of Detroit have been walled off, due to the unpoliceable nature of the streets. »

- (Michael Allen)

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Contest: Win Brick Mansions Prize Pack

23 April 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Brick Mansions might not be on everyone’s radar, it definitely should be. Starring the late Paul Walker, RZA and David Belle, the film is a remake of French actioner District 13 and like the original, it looks to promise high-flying action that’s full of jaw-dropping parkour stunts.

I’m a huge fan of both District 13 and its sequel, District B13: Ultimatum, so I’m incredibly excited to see what they’ve done with the American remake. To celebrate its upcoming release (this Friday, April 25th), we’re giving away a prize pack to one lucky reader. Included is some cool branded content (pictured below), as well as the following Blu-Rays:

Fast Five G.I.Joe: Retaliation District 13: Ultimatum Fast & Furious 6

To enter, simply Like Us on Facebook and Re-Tweet our contest message. A winner will be chosen on April 30th at 11:59pm Est. »

- Matt Joseph

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Exclusive Interview With David Belle On Brick Mansions

21 April 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Belle is perhaps most well known as one of the inventors of Parkour, a holistic training discipline which consists of moving quickly and efficiently in any environment by using only the abilities of the human body. This discipline has since led him to becoming both a stunt co-ordinator and international movie star, grabbing the attention of audiences around the world with his role as Leïto in the French action flick District B13 and its sequel, District 13: Ultimatum.

Now, Belle has come to America for Brick Mansions, the remake of his French breakout film. Directed by Camille Delamarre, the actor plays the same character here, although this time he goes by the name of Lino Dupree. The story takes place in a futuristic Detroit that has long since become ravaged by crime and drugs. Lino needs to team up with undercover cop Damien Collier (the late Paul Walker) to »

- Ben Kenber

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Interview: Chatting with RZA About Paul Walker, Martial Arts, Gentrification and More in Action Drama 'Brick Mansions' (Opens Friday)

21 April 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Coming to theaters on April 25, Brick Mansions is set inside a walled-in maze of housing projects in a dystopian Detroit, where an undercover cop (Paul Walker) and an ex-convict (David Belle) team up to defeat a deadly drug kingpin’s (RZA) plans to devastate the city. The action drama is based on the French films District B-13 and District 13: Ultimatum which feature Parkour, a kind of stunt popularized by Belle, who co-founded the style of movement.Actor, director, composer, and member of the Wu-Tang Clan RZA made time to talk with S&A about his role in the film as crime lord Tremaine Alexander, from his interest in Parkour to his experience working with co-star Paul »

- Jai Tiggett

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New ‘Brick Mansions’ Trailer Is Heavy On Paul Walker

20 March 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The first Brick Mansions trailer from February was focused on the action elements presented in this American remake of the French film District B13. This second, full trailer wants you to know a bit more about the story. In one of his final and most physical roles, Paul Walker plays a detective looking to avenge the death of his father by entering into a neighborhood so dangerous it has been quarantined from the rest of society. Inside, he uses an unlikely ally to take on a vicious drug kingpin played by RZA, who is looking pretty villainy. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s awesome to see Walker get into the physical stuff of the Parkour-energized film alongside French star David Belle, who was a central figure in the original film. This trailer also comes complete with a pretty slick rendition of Ben E. King song, “Stand by Me.” Watch the Brick Mansions trailer below: For those »

- Neil Miller

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Elodie Yung Joins Alex Proyas Gods Of Egypt

20 February 2014 2:54 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Deadline report that French actress and former Wonder Woman candidate Elodie Yung has joined the cast of Alex Proyas' Gods Of Egypt as one of the Gods (or Goddesses in this case). Hathor - in ancient Egyptian mythology she's the goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. As well as starring as Jinx in the G.I. Joe sequel, Yung popped up as a gang lord in District 13: Ultimatum and also made a brief, but very memorable appearance in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The story deals with a human thief (Thwaites) who cares little for the affairs of gods but when he discovers Zaya (Eaton) has been cursed by Set (Butler), he falls on the side of Horus (Coster-Waldau), hoping that Set’s death will break the curse. Proyas wrote the script with Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama, who are »

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Casting: Kingsley, Dale, Teller, Yung, Howard

19 February 2014 6:30 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi have signed on to star in Anton Corbijn's indie drama "Life" which is currently shooting in Toronto. No details on either of their characters is available.

The story follows photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), who strikes up an unlikely friendship with James Dean (Dane DeHaan) after landing an assignment with Life Magazine to take the movie star's picture. [Source: ]


James Badge Dale ("Iron Man 3," "World War Z") is in negotiations to star in Nic Mathieu's supernatural thriller "Spectral" for Legendary Pictures.

The story centers on a special-ops team that fights supernatural beings that have taken over New York City. The tone is described as "Black Hawk Down"-esque. [Source: Heat Vision]

Untitled Heist Film

"That Awkward Moment" director Tom Gormican and co-stars Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan have signed on to re-team for an "Ocean's Eleven"-style heist film set in Macau for Warner Bros. »

- Garth Franklin

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Elodie Yung Joins Gods Of Egypt

19 February 2014 4:08 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

When Alex Proyas' Paradise Lost fell through, he turned his attention to a different mythology, and his Gods Of Egypt have been assembling at Summit Entertainment ever since. Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Courtney Eaton and Chadwick Boseman are already on board, and they're now joined by District 13: Ultimatum's Elodie Yung.The bonkers plot, set in Ancient Egypt, sees Butler playing Set, the god of the desert, storms and foreigners in the Egyptian pantheon. After killing and mutilating his own brother, Osiris (god of the afterlife, not yet cast), as part of his plan to murder their father Ra (the sun god, played by Rush), he faces the wrath of his nephew Horus (god of vengeance, played by Coster-Waldau). Never a good idea to anger a god of vengeance.Yung will be playing Hathor, the goddess of love, beauty, motherhood, foreign lands, mining, music »

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Paul Walker Teams Up With Parkour Artist David Belle in First Full ‘Brick Mansions’ Trailer (Video)

12 February 2014 9:44 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A teaser trailer for Paul Walker’s next action movie, “Brick Mansions,” made it look like the actor’s wildest ride yet, and the full trailer that landed online on Wednesday only strengthens that hypothesis. Walker plays one of the “best” undercover cops who is forced to team up with an ex-convict, played by Parkour founder David Belle (“District 13: Ultimatum”), to take down a ruthless crime lord (RZA) who’s holding the mayor hostage in a dangerous housing project, from which the film’s title is derived. Also read: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel To Lead Cast of New ‘Fast »

- Greg Gilman

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'Brick Mansions' Trailer & Poster Puts Paul Walker in 'District B13' Remake

12 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Paul Walker was clearly working quite hard before his untimely passing as he was recently seen in Hours, will still be seen in Fast & Furious 7 and before that he has a new film titled Brick Mansions coming out on April 25. Now this one is more of a limited release kind of feature that will likely feature that has the outward appearance of a limited release accompanied by an On Demand showing, but it seems Relativity may take this District B13 remake wide as it tells the story of an undercover cop (Walker) who tries to take down a ruthless crime lord (RZA) with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang. Just like the original and its sequel, District 13: Ultimatum), it features a lot of high-flying Parkour action. Check out the trailer and poster below. »

- Brad Brevet

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