Paul Walker Will Be Memorialized In This New Documentary
Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in 2013. Can you believe it's been five years already?
Paul Walker may have been best known for his role in the “Fast and the Furious” movies when was killed in 2013 in a car crash. But there was a side to Walker that many did not know — for example, his passion for oceans and marine life and even how he helped rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.
Now, his life in front of and behind the screen will become the focus of a new documentary by Paramount Network. “I Am Paul Walker” will feature interviews with his co-stars and friends to bring us “a never-before-seen comprehensive look” at his life.
The 40-year-old actor was on a break from filming “Fast and Furious 7,” a series of films focusing on illegal street racing and heists, at the time of his death. Walker and his friend Roger Rodas both died when the Porsche that Rodas was driving spun out of control.
He is survived by one daughter, Meadow Walker, who is now 19 years old. Following his death, Meadow created The Paul Walker Foundation to continue with her father’s passion for ocean life. The foundation aims to help “ocean leaders of tomorrow become beacons in the fight to protect our oceans, wildlife, and ourselves,” according to its website. The foundation also looks to empower future generations through grants and scholarships for students and marine science researchers.
Reflecting on my father, I found myself reflecting on his passions. His passion for the ocean, his passion for rescuing animals, his passion for helping people and his passion for spontaneous goodwill. I wanted to start this foundation because I want to share that piece of him with the world. I want to share that part of him with others. I am tremendously proud to be launching The #PaulWalkerFoundation (@paulwalkerfdn) on his birthday. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my father. #DoGood
The Walker documentary is the latest in a series of films by Network Entertainment focusing on the lives of other iconic figures, including Heath Ledger, John F. Kennedy Jr., Muhammad Ali, and Bruce Lee. The next release from the “I Am” franchise will be “I Am MLK Jr.,” which premiers April 2 on the Paramount Network.
“I Am Paul Walker” will be directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, who also directed “I Am Heath Ledger,” according to Deadline Hollywood.
Participants in the documentary, as well as a release date, are not yet known, but it is expected to be sometime this summer.