Paul Walker stars in a new action film entitled “Vehicle 19”. Judging from the title you’ve guessed it right, this new movie is about hot chases and fast cars. Vehicle 19 revolves around the story of Michael Woods (Walker), a foreigner who picks up a wrong rental car after going through a long flight. He then becomes a target and is chased by the entire police force when he discovers a tied-up female “passenger” in his trunk. The mystery accelerates as they dodge the police in a foreign country to uncover the truth. Vehicle 19 also stars Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers and is directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil. Check out the latest buzz on this new film below:
“Vehichle 19: A Brand New Hot Chase
Director : Mukunda Michael Dewil
Producer : Ryan Haidarian, Peter Safran,
Screenwriter : Mukunda Michael Dewil
Starring : Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers, Leyla Haidarian, Tshepo Maseko, Andrian Mazive, Welile Nzuza, Mangaliso Ngema,
Paul Walker remains behind the steering wheel, but this action thriller has a whiff of the arthouse about it, simply by being set in South Africa. The plot is as preposterous as Taken, which it resembles in many ways. But there is some guilty pleasure to be had in the way events unfurl for this particular American abroad. And the big climax is satisfyingly ridiculous.
It opens at the Johannesburg airport, where the recently paroled Michael (Walker) arrives on the way to visit his ex Angelica (Haidarian). But the rental agency gives him the wrong car, and when he gets stuck in atraffic jam he starts exploring it, discovering first a phone, then a gun and then a bound-and-gagged women behind the back seat. She turns out to be Rachel (McLean), a kidnapped lawyer caught between dirty cops and even dirtier politicians. And as everyone begins to chase Michael around the city, he gets deeper and deeper into the mess.
Michael is on edge from the beginning, exhausted after the gruelling flight and distracted by thoughts of Angelica. And we soon learn that he has broken parole to leave America, risking everything for this reunion with her. The script reveals its secrets along the way, although the main thing we realise is that writer-director Dewil is doing whatever he wants, sending Michael on a nightmarish odyssey that’s more than a little contrived. And Walker is fine in the role of a rather uncomplicated guy who knows how to deal with these kinds of shady situations.
All of this is shot and edited with considerable skill, which helps us suspend our nagging disbelief. Almost every scene takes place inside the car, although there are plenty of action chase sequences as well as an observation of the hazards of life on the mean streets of South Africa, complete with urchin thieves, carjackers and kidnappers. Nothing makes any real sense, things explode for no reason and the culture of corruption is never remotely dealt with. But Walker and McLean provide some jaggedly entertaining interaction along the way. And Dewil maintains a deranged wit as he sends his characters screeching through the streets.”
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Vehicle 19 is scheduled to be released on June 14th 2013.
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