Paul Walker has inked a deal with Universal Pictures, which will see him not only reprise his role as Brian O'Conner for The Fast and The Furious 6 but also star in Skyscraper and Hours.
Variety reported on Skyscraper back in 2008, which it "described as a modern-day Towering Inferno, in which a Donald Trump-esque developer sets out to build a mile-high structure in Chicago. When the tower starts to falter, a crew must rescue the city from mayhem."
Today's press release follows:
Action star and producer Paul Walker has signed a two-year first-look production pact with Universal Pictures to house his Laguna Ridge Pictures, the studio announced today. The first project under this agreement is the action thriller Skyscraper, based on an original idea by Mike Sobel. Walker will executive produce and star, with Neil Moritz's Original Films producing.
Walker's most recent film with the studio, Fast Five, grossed over $630 million dollars at the worldwide box office, making it one of the biggest films in Universal's history.
This spring, Walker will start production on Fast & Furious 6. Walker is also attached to star in and executive produce Hours, alongside producer Peter Safran's, Safran Company. The thriller, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, is slated to begin production in April. Walker recently starred in and executive produced Vehicle 19, also with the Safran Company producing.