According to Production Weekly's Twitter feed, Clive Owen will replace Walker in the feature, and Patrick Alessandrin will direct. That certainly makes for a different movie. You all know Owen, of course, and Alessandrin is the man who just helmed the parkour follow-up Banlieue 13: Ultimatum. Unless things have changed over the last year of development, the film follows a former Special Forces soldier who faces off against Mexican gangs in order to rescue a judge's daughter -- your usual good guy v. a horde of baddies scenario.
What's much more interesting than the plot is the switch of leads. Owen's International and Duplicity might not have done so well at the box office, but he's an entirely different sort of action star than Walker. I wonder if he was cast in an attempt to bring more cred to the project, or if this is his next Shoot 'Em Up pulp movie for fun. Either way, those gangs don't stand a chance!