Paul Walker death: Fast & Furious 7 delayed but not scrapped

1Fast & Furious 7 to go ahead despite Paul Walker's death
Paul Walker’s Fast & Furious co-stars remembered him as a ‘brother’ (Picture: Reuters)

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.

Fast & Furious 7 to go ahead despite Paul Walker's death
Sheriff’s deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, California on November 30, 2013. A publicist for actor Paul Walker says the actor died in the crash north of Los Angeles (Picture: AP)

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.’

 

Posted on December 2, 2013, in General. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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