‘District 13′ Remake ‘Brick Mansions’ Lands A Villain & A Leading Lady


We recently confirmed the original DISTRICT 13 (aka BANLIEUE 13) star David Belle was to join Paul Walker in a big-budget US remake of Pierre Morel’s 2004 freerunning French actioner. Luc Besson’s frequent collaborator/protege Camille Dalamarre will make his feature film directorial bow coming from a script by Besson, Bibi Naceri and Robert Mark Kamen with the retitled action-thriller BRICK MANSIONS.

Now we have word that former musician-turned-actor/filmmaker RZA, last seen in THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS, will portray the ruthless drug lord making lives a misery. Also, stunning French actress Catalina Denis is expected to take the role of Belle’s sister, kidnapped by the kingpin.

Are you excited at the cult parkour project getting an US overhaul? As ever, let us know your thoughts! Sadly, there is still no role for Cyril Raffaelli.

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Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.


  1. Goobers

    May 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    RZA should stay away from movies…the character he played in Iron Fists dragged the movie down, Batista turning into metal was more realistic than the Blacksmith character…

  2. Manuel Granados

    May 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    This sounds absolutely and completely awful.

  3. Robert Sanders

    May 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Yeah, I thought people were over exaggerating when they said how much that film sucked. RZA should stick to his strengths and leave the acting for actors!

  4. bob

    May 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    wtf ?
    that movie doesn’t need a remake, especially with actors lacking any parcours or martial arts skills…

  5. Lola Peters

    May 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Oh my God are you kidding me with this BS????? Not every movie needs a remake, especially not a movie as awesome as this and NEVER EVER EVER with stupid talent less RZA… Man with Iron Fist AND GI Joe were a joke because of him. What the hell? This movie will fail big time if this is done. David Belle may not be an actor but he is a talented Parkour’er as well as stuntman… Cyril is an actor, stuntman and martial artist… Don’t remake a movie as great as Banlieue 13

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