Following the crash that claimed the lives of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, we reported on the effect that Walker's death may have on the latest installment of the wildly successful (and profitable) movie series.

At that time - mere days after the crash - it was unclear how Universal Studios would handle the death of the star of its franchise. Numerous reports claimed that the film would go on hiatus (it did, indefinitely) and that only about half of Walker's scenes had been shot, leaving the cast and studio in a difficult position regarding the future of the film.

Now The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Chris Morgan, the man that crafted the film's original script, is at work on rewrites that the studio is hoping can give Walker a proper sendoff while still salvaging a film that Universal has poured $150 million into. According to the story, if the rewrites are signed off on, the cast and crew could be filming by January.

Scenes Walker filmed before his death would still be used, although it's unclear how Morgan will write in the exit of Walker's character, Brian O'Connor.


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      Feurig
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully the studio will donate a portion of the proceeds to Walker's charity in memoriam. The hype this film will create due to his death will likely lead to a high box office opening.
      al4gg10
      • 1 Year Ago
      How Paul Walkers character exits the Fast & Furious series ... hhhmmmm lets see ....Heart Attack naw no explosions .... Diabetes Naw No Explosions .... Cancer naw No Explosions .... Surfing accident Naw No Explosions .... Spectacular Helicopter / Porsche GT3 Car Crash with Mega Explosions .... ! CUT ! Thats a take !
        k_m94
        • 1 Year Ago
        @al4gg10
        I think he'll crash in a stolen Carrera GT.
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rewite? This stuff writes itself!
      El VatoLoco
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well since the main plot of FF7 is that Jason Statham's character is killing off Dom's crew one by one, or at least started with Han, they can just put in that Jason's character killed off Brian O'Connor.
      sykerocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      So Justin Beiber isn't going to take over the role after all?
      pablorenato
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fascinating. Writers must be in a difficult spot. If they kill the movie character in a car crash it would be appropriate movie wise, but possibly insensitive on a real world level. And yet any other option to remove him may be difficult without him there to actually film it...
        Jazzor
        • 1 Year Ago
        @pablorenato
        Yup... brain going at full speed thinking of the best way to send him off... So fking sad tho, can't wait for the movie to come out and see a real epic sendoff of Mr. Walker. :(
      That Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who cares? How is this auto industry news?
      marv.shocker
      • 1 Year Ago
      I've got an idea! He dies in an expensive car driving like a jackass on a public road. How ironic!
        onewayroll
        • 1 Year Ago
        @marv.shocker
        He wasn't driving the car you idiot
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 1 Year Ago
        @marv.shocker
        45 minutes, and only 5 posts before you, another troll made the same suggestion. Hopefully your comment is as well received as "That Guy" below.
      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let's see the directors agenda............Character was killed by a neighborhood watch guy who profiled him.....................character was protesting the use of name Redskins and was killed by a football fan....................character was killed by an anti abortion activist.................What else are the liberals hot over now?
        Avinash Machado
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        You are nominated for the upcoming 2014 Troll of the year award.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          You're running unopposed.
          jtav2002
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          You're running unopposed.
          Seal Rchin
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Avinash Machado
          Who is leading the 2013 ballot?
        me
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seal Rchin
        Wow someone forgot to change their tampon today...people like you should put the mossberg in your mouth n do the lords work
      Autoholics Anonymous
      This could be a tough one to rewrite, I hope they can give him a proper send off.
        That Guy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Autoholics Anonymous
        Here's an idea...make him get in a street race on public roads where the speed limit is 45 and he is going far too fast. Then make him hit a tree/sign/small child and crash the car. Good way to show how stupid it is to race/screw around on public roads.
          Jazzor
          • 1 Year Ago
          @That Guy
          Hypocrite... an AB blogger who's never raced/screwed around on public roads...
          ChrisD
          • 1 Year Ago
          @That Guy
          Here's an idea, shut the **** up unless you something constructive to say. You, nor do we know exactly what happened. You anti-car, oh-so impotant PSA jerk-***.
          That Guy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @That Guy
          Anti car? Where did I say that? The worst part about this story is that we lost a nice Porsche. I'm anti stupidity. And we know exact what happened. Moron and his crappy driver were going well over the speed limit and lost control. Pretty simple really.
          marv.shocker
          • 1 Year Ago
          @That Guy
          Word...
          Jerry
          • 1 Year Ago
          @That Guy
          I think everyone at some point in their lives has put the pedal to the floor, unless you're a Toyota driver. So even though they were driving a notoriously difficult car to drive, this could happen to any of us.
          Azrael
          • 1 Year Ago
          @That Guy
          Jerry - Hey now, I have a Toyota a push it to the floor entirely too often for my wallet's taste.
      ssimpimpson
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I understand the importance of remembering Paul Walker and of respectfully mourning the sudden loss of a beloved human being, I would like to suggest that the writers turn Walker's character "Brian O'Conner" into female "Brianna O'Conner," after Brian undergoes a sex change operation. As a transgender supporter, I believe this change will help make the public more aware of transgender people. This would be an excellent twist to the franchise. Vin Diesel's character could even try to hit on Brianna. That would be fun.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let him die in an on-screen crash, maybe take out an innocent family. That way these kids can see what really happens street racing. This series has probably caused many deaths glorifying street racing, its about time to redeem itself and show the dangers, not just race and race with no consequences.
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        Right, since people didn't street race prior to 2001. People have been racing since the automobile was invented.
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