Production on Fast & Furious 7 has been delayed following the death of lead actor Paul Walker, but the sequel is still expected to reach cinemas eventually.
The 40-year-old actor, who plays Brian O’Connor in the long-running series, died as the results of a car crash in Santa Clarita, California, yesterday (November 30).
The Fast 7 cast were due to continue filming in Atlanta today after breaking for Thanksgiving, but production will now be pushed back.
Director James Wan and Universal executives held a conference call to discuss the future of the film, according to The Wrap, and determine if it could be rewritten in a way that would be respectful to Walker’s passing.
It emerged yesterday that speed was a factor in the actor’s death.
A large portion of filming has already been completed for Fast 7, but the project is now expected to be delayed to allow time for the cast to grieve.
Walker’s co-stars have been paying their condolences, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson tweeting: ‘All my strength, love & faith to the Walker family during this heartbreaking time. We find our strength.. in his light. Love you brother.’