Nearly five years after his tragic death, it's time to learn more about the man himself.
It sounds hard to believe but it was five years ago this November 30 when Paul Walker was a passenger with friend/business partner Roger Rodas when the latter lost control of a Porsche Carrera GT and crashed. The car slammed into a tree at high speed killing Rodas instantly and gravely wounding Walker. Before any rescue attempt could be made, the destroyed car burst into blames.
Families of both victims sued Porsche and the whole thing was a legal mess until settlements were ultimately reached. It was a tragic end to a talented actor, car guy, and perhaps most importantly, philanthropist. It was the latter title Walker preferred to keep secret, but we’re set to learn all about his “secret life” when the documentary “I Am Paul Walker” premieres.
According to Variety, the Paramount Network has set that premiere date for August 11, 2018, less than a month from now. Directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, whose previous credits include “I Am Heath Ledger”, and produced by Derik Murray (“I Am Heath Ledger” and “Johnny Cash: American Rebel”), the documentary includes interviews from family, friends, and co-stars, including Tyrese Gibson, “Fast and the Furious” director Rob Cohen, and Walker's parents and brothers.
Obviously the documentary covers Walker’s life as a Hollywood movie star, but he was also the father of Meadow, and founder of Reach Out Worldwide, a charity organization that helps people suffering in the wake of natural disasters. Born and raised in California, Walker was a passionate surfer and also had a deep interest in the oceans and marine life. There was more to the man that just fast cars on the big screen. We’ll be able to learn all of that and more when “I Am Paul Walker” premieres on the Paramount Network on August 11 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.