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Paul Walker's Life To Be Commemorated In New Documentary

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Paul Walker starred in most of the Fast and Furious movies until his shocking and untimely death in a fiery crash in 2013. Today, he’s remembered as a dedicated member of the F&F family, as a father, and as a deeply enthusiastic car guy when the cameras were off. Those aspects of his life will be the subject of a new documentary called I Am Paul Walker.

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Director Adrian Buitenhuis, who was responsible for the Heath Ledger documentary, I Am Heath Ledger, will return to direct, according to Deadline. From the story:

I Am Paul Walker will feature interviews with many of Walker’s cast mates as well as friends who knew him best, the producers say. The film will explore Walker’s prolific film career and also showcase, among other things, the actor’s passion for the world’s oceans and marine life and his work to help rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake.

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There is no word yet on a release date or additional interview subjects.

Walker, who died in a Porsche Carrera GT crash in 2013, was in the midst of filming the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, leaving producers scrambling to figure out how to address his death in the films. The franchise’s eight film, The Fate Of The Furious, came out last spring, but still left the issue unresolved.

Meanwhile, Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, settled a wrongful death suit against Porsche over her father’s death back in October.

Walker’s death was especially felt in the automotive community because he was a huge gearhead himself. He was a known collector of unique cars, enjoyed taking his stripped out BMW M3 out on track days and helped open up a race shop called Always Evolving.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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No snark intended here at all, but am I the only one who doesn’t understand the obsession with Walker? I mean, he was in some movies about cars, wasn’t a very good actor, and was a car guy off camera. It’s not like he was an Oscar winning actor who ran a bunch of orphanages, he was just a guy. There seems to be a level of fan interest way beyond what I would expect surrounding him.