Car movies have helped Paul Walker‘s career out a whole lot, so it only makes sense that he’d want to stick to them, even outside the Fast and Furious franchise. A story at THR (via /Film) tells us that the actor will be executive producing and starring in Vehicle 19, which is an indie thriller that’s been written and will be directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil.
Said to have ended up on a list tracking the best screenplays, it’s described as being centered on an “unsuspecting traveler (Walker) in a foreign country who picks up the wrong rental car and becomes tangled in a web of corruption by the local police.” Set to shoot at the end of this summer in South Africa, it’s being produced by Pete Safran, Ryan Haidarian and Gary King, the lattermost being a member of Picture Tree.
The project sounds like it could be kind of fun, and I’d say that I enjoy Walker‘s screen presence, if only because he seems to be able to have fun in his roles. Thankfully, it also sounds like he’ll do something that’s a little different from the Fast and Furious movies, as even though it deals with cars, this is said to take more of a thriller/suspense approach, something that no one would consider his most famous movies to be.
Are you a fan of Paul Walker, and does this new film starring him sound interesting to you?
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