Finally, some good news regarding 'Fast and Furious 7.' After the tragic death of star Paul Walker, the production stalled and struggled to get back into gear, but now the latest installment in one of our favorite action franchises has wrapped shooting a little early -- which means it's going to premiere a whole week early.
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There is no easy way to finish 'Fast and Furious 7' without being somewhat insensitive toward the tragic death of series lead Paul Walker, but the cast and crew found the best and most noble solution imaginable. We already knew that Walker's brothers were going to join the production to help finish the film as body doubles, but they officially arrived on set and it looks like this plan is going to work.
When Paul Walker tragically died last November, the world mourned an actor who was not only a welcome screen presence, but a genuinely well-liked and respected guy. It was especially hard to hear the reactions of his 'Fast and Furious' franchise co-stars. This is a series all about friendship and family, so the loss of a key member of that crew hits hard. 'Fast and Furious 7' recently resumed shooting after an extended hiatus to rework the film and fans have been wondering how the production will work around the loss of a major character. Now, Universal hinted at a strange but touching solution.
Following the tragic death of star Paul Walker, 'Fast and Furious 7' delayed production, but now the film is revving up its engines once again to finish shooting. Questions arose before regarding how director James Wan and his production team would handle Walker's remaining scenes on the film, and now we may have some answers: with the help of a little CGI.
After Paul Walker's tragic death in a car accident late last year, production on 'Fast and Furious 7' was rightfully halted as cast and crew morned the death of their comrade and director James Wan and Universal Studios began planning a way of retiring the Brian O'Conner character from the franchise. With a new release date set for 2015, the 'Fast and Furious 7' crew is now set to restart production close to the beginning of April.
In the weeks following the tragic death of Paul Walker, Universal and the crew of 'Fast and Furious 7' have been forced to drastically course correct the direction of the blockbuster franchise. With little time to mourn and countless jobs and dollars on the line, sources reveal director James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and executive Jeffrey Kirschenbaum will gracefully "retire" Walker's Brian O'Conner from the series using footage already shot for the film.
Leave it to Vin Diesel to bring us all the breaking news this weekend. Yesterday, the actor posted a photo on Facebook of himself with a statue of Groot from 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' confirming what we already pretty much knew about his part in the film. Tonight, the actor brings us official word on the anticipated release date switch of 'Fast and Furious 7,' which has now sped into a 2015 slot.
What we all expected would happen, has now officially happened. After a series of meetings since Paul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday night, Universal Pictures has decided to put 'Fast and Furious 7' - which was in the middle of filming - on hold indefinitely, while they decide on how to proceed.
As we reported this past weekend, 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker died tragically at the age of 40 after a terrible car crash. While his family and friends, including his 'F&F' brethren, continue to mourn his passing, the once fast-tracked 'Fast and Furious 7' had been delayed. Though Universal seemed keen on continuing on with production, new reports claim the studio might scrap the project all together and start anew.