Relativity Media has released the trailer and poster for the action film Brick Mansion. The movie is a remake of District B13 and stars Paul Walker as an undercover detective tracking down a drug dealer who has stolen a weapon of mass destruction. The chase leads into the ghetto known as “Brick Mansions”, where he enlists help from Lino (David Belle), who knows the streets better than anyone and isn’t afraid of the drug dealers. It’s an odd pairing where the convict knows parkour and the cop…doesn’t. Judging by the trailer, it could be a ridiculously goofy action film like B13. At the very least, people still like parkour, right?
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars RZA. Brick Mansions opens April 25th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Brick Mansions:
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.