Actor Paul Walker made his movie mark with the "Fast and Furious" films, which showcased sleek cars and heart-pounding chases.
In his new project, "Timeline," the fancy gadgets are gone, but the action is just as intense.
"Timeline" is inspired by Michael Crichton, the author of bestsellers "Jurassic Park," "Disclosure" and "The Andromeda Strain."
In "Timeline," a group of archaeology students are researching the Dordogne Valley of France, but they discover something out of the ordinary -- centuries old remains of their missing professor. Soon, the young men and women travel back to the 14th century, with the help of some sci-fi technology, to rescue their teacher during one of the most violent battles in world history.
Some Facts About Paul WalkerPaul W. Walker, Jr. was born in Glendale, Calif., on Sept. 12, 1973 In 1975, Walker began modeling at age 2 in Pampers ads (date approximate).In 1986, Walker guest-starred in a two-part episode of NBC's "Highway to Heaven" as an institutionalized mentally challenged boyFrom 1986 to 1987, Walker played Jeremy, the son of Diana Canova's divorced record-company employee on the syndicated sitcom "Throb"In 1987, Walker made his feature debut on "Programmed to Kill" In 1993, Walker had recurring role of Brandon Collins on the CBS soap "The Young and the Restless"In 1998, Walker had his first leading role, playing surfer dude Phil Deedle in the Disney-produced comedy "Meet the Deedles"; the actor also had featured role as the high school basketball star in "Pleasantville"In 1999, Walker co-starred as the team's star quarterback who is injured in the hit "Varsity Blues"; co-starred in "She's All That"; cast as Claire Danes' boyfriend in the drama "Brokedown Palace"In 2000, Walker co-starred with Joshua Jackson in "The Skulls" In 2001, Walker had leading role in "The Fast and the Furious"; he also starred with Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski in John Dahl's thriller "Joyride"In 2003, Walker returned to his leading role in the sequel "2 Fast and 2 Furious"Walker is scheduled to star in "Into The Blue," and "Noel"