Fast And Furious 7 production delayed after Paul Walker’s death

Shooting had been set to resume this week

After yesterday’s tragic news regarding the death of Paul Walker, production on Fast And Furious 7 has been indefinitely postponed by Universal.

While such a step would be expected, given the number of grieving friends and colleagues involved in the shoot, the studio has no immediate plans to resume work on the film until it can establish how to work around the loss of one of its lead actors.

The Wrap reports that neither Universal nor director James Wan have made any concrete decisions on how the story will be rewritten, or whether the current release date will have to be changed.

In the meantime, all attentions remain focused on the heartbreaking loss of an actor at just 40 years of age. Co-star Jordana Brewster described Walker as “pure light”, while Dwayne Johnson commented, “All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time… we find our strength in his light. Love you brother.”

Our thoughts remain with Walker’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.

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    • crystakura

      Dec 2nd 2013, 10:15

      Paul Walker would probably want the show to go on but honestly It won't be the same without him.

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    • jamestaggart

      Dec 2nd 2013, 10:55

      I agree with crystakura. He seems the sort of guy that would want everyone to carry on. However, I would have no qualms with the studio abandoning the film all together. Not sure how I would feel now watching a film about fast cars where one cast member was killed in a fast car. Doesn't really send the right message, and now seems in bad taste were they to continue.

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    • Ali1748

      Dec 2nd 2013, 12:38

      I think the best solution would be to write Walker's character off the show by having him decide to stay at him with his wife and kid, killing the character off IMO would be a bit insensitive especially consider how Paul passed away. crystakura is right the series just won't feel the same without Paul anymore. I can't see Universal cancelling the series not unless the whole cast decides not to continue. The Fast and Furious franchise is one of Universal's highest grossing franchises in their stable, I mean there has been talks about this series reaching 10 movies so I doubt they'll want to stop that steady flow of income.

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    • tonycurran

      Dec 2nd 2013, 14:41

      I would imagine Paul Walker would want the show to go on with the next Fast Film, i do believe these films have become less about the cars and street racing and more about the team/family, these films are part of Paul Walkers legacy and i'm sure to make the next film even more amazing would be a fitting tribute to someone who played such a big part in making them what they are today.

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    • danielkane

      Dec 2nd 2013, 21:05

      Cinema is the clearest form of therapy humans have. Without having to perform an act we can imagine ourselves in a scenario to consider how we would deal with particular situations of extreme stress or exhilaration. Film by film, we come away, knowing a little more about ourselves, even subconsciously. While music is only for emotions, film is for thought. The next film should continue, with the death of Paul Walker's character in the story. There is no reason to lie or show a diversion form the truth. But the crash has to be spectacular. This is what the films are about. The risk of death in fast driving. He must be a hero to someone else's character, saving a life with his own death, as he indirectly did when dying after leaving a charity event. And this will allow the cast and crew to live close to the 'accident', to experience the tragedy head-on, and exorcise the grief with some form of control and strength. A funeral for the character would also be required, to provide closure for the characters, but also the cast and film viewer. Tell me I'm wrong. I don't see any other way it should be. Respect to the cast and crew.

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