A Paul Walker documentary is in the works. The Fast and the Furious star died an untimely death in a tragic car accident back in 2013. However, in part because the Fast and Furious is one of the biggest franchises on the planet and a franchise that continues to honor his legacy, he's remembered fondly by many and now, a documentary is being made that will chronicle his life and death.
Paramount Network will produce the documentary, along with I Am Heath Ledger producer Derik Murray. Network Entertainment is also involved. At the present time, the documentary, which will be titled I Am Paul Walker, doesn't have a timetable for release, but all of the pieces seem to be in place. Adrian Buitenhuis, who directed I Am Heath Ledger, has been tapped to direct this deep look at Paul Walker's life and career as well. Additional details on the documentary are reportedly going to be announced in the coming months.
I Am Paul Walker will feature interviews with many of those who worked with Paul Walker during his career, including those who worked with him on the Fast and Furious movies, as well as friends and those who knew him best, according to the producers. In addition to focusing on his prolific career as a movie star, the documentary will also focus on other things, including his passion for the world's oceans and marine life, as well as his work in helping to rebuild Haiti after the nation faced a devastating earthquake.
Paul Walker was killed in November of 2013. He was a passenger in a Porsche at the time. He and the friend who was driving the car were both killed in the accident. Just a couple of months after his 40th birthday, Walker was in the middle of filming Furious 7. The movie was eventually finished using CGI along with an assist from his brothers to complete the final scenes in the movie and send off his character, Brian O'Connor, from the franchise. His passing was confirmed via a post on his official Facebook account.
"It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend's car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences."
Outside of the Fast and Furious movies, Paul Walker starred in other notable movies such as Takers, Varsity Blues, She's All That and Joy Ride. Derik Murray has produced several successful documentaries for Paramount Network in the past, including I Am Heath Ledger. He also produced the network's documentaries on John F. Kennedy Jr., Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee. This news comes to us courtesy of Deadline.