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.
The first 'Brick Mansions' trailer has debuted online, debuting footage from one of Paul Walker's last films. The late actor, famous for his turn in the 'Fast and Furious' movies, stars in this similarly action-packed tale, except this time instead of The Rock and Vin Diesel, he's got the co-founder of Parkour by his side.
One of the last films Paul Walker worked on before his tragic death, 'Brick Mansions,' was picked up for distribution by Relativity Media and recently announced for release on April 25. The first trailer is ready to debut later this week, but until then, we have the first 'Brick Mansions' poster, featuring Walker and fellow stars David Belle and rapper-turned-actor RZA.
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.
As movie fans worldwide continue to try and cope with the tragic lost of actor Paul Walker, executives at Universal Pictures returned to work over the Thanksgiving weekend to try and figure out how exactly they should move forward with 'Fast and Furious 7,' the latest installment in the massively successful franchise that hasn't finished shooting yet. The film was on hiatus for the holiday, but was expected to resume filming today in Atlanta, with additional filming still to take place in Abu Dhabi.
There is no obvious answer on how the film should deal with Walker's death, but there are three main options.
As reported yesterday, 'Fast and Furious' star Paul Walker died tragically in a car crash in California at the age of 40. Walker and his co-stars were taking a Thanksgiving break from filming 'Fast and Furious 7,' which was scheduled to resume shooting next week -- but with the star's life cut short, Universal, director James Wan, and the rest of the team behind the upcoming film face an unfortunate question: how will they proceed with production on the sequel? News has broken today that shooting on the film has been delayed, but 'Fast and Furious 7' is still very much happening.