Universal Pictures has decided to donate a portion of sales from Fast and Furious 6‘s video release to Paul Walker‘s charity, Reach Out Worldwide. Walker founded Reach Out Worldwide as a network of first responders who can quickly assemble to help when relief efforts are needed. The actor felt a need for this service after seeing the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and feeling that a better system for rescue and relief efforts could be put in place.
Walker and ROW partner Roger Rodas were both killed in a fiery single-car crash in Santa Clarita, CA following a ROW charity event on Nov. 30. Walker was the passenger in the car.
Since Walker’s death, there’s been an outpouring of support and grief from friends, fans and industry colleagues. Universal is currently deciding what to do with Fast and Furious 7, in which Walker had signed on to appear as detective Brian O’Connor.
Walker will also appear in Hours, his latest film, which studio Pantelion Films has decided to release. Hours is a drama set in New Orleans right before Hurricane Katrina. Walker plays a husband and father whose wife dies giving birth prematurely, and who then must struggle alone to save his daughter’s life in the devastation that the storm brings. The film has been described as Walker’s tour de force, according to an article in PolicyMic.
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Brick Mansions (EuropaCourt, Relatively Media) will also be released. Walker plays an undercover cop trying to stop a criminal with a neutron bomb in this drama which finished production in September.
Fast & Furious 6 will be available in on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on Dec. 10, 2013. Hours comes out in theaters Dec. 13. Walker’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Reach Out Worldwide. To learn more about the charity, click here.
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