When actor and Fast & Furious franchise mainstay Paul Walker died in a car accident last November, the next installment, Fast and Furious 7, which was already in production and was due out July 11 of this year. After a pause while Universal Studios figured out how it was going to fill the gap, the screenwriter rewrote the script and filming resumed.
The New York Daily News reports that Walker's remaining scenes in the film will be captured with the use of four body doubles "for movement and as a base," with Walker's face and voice laid over that with CGI. The rewrite retires his character, FBI detective Brian O'Connor, instead of killing him off, and allows the film to pay tribute to one half of the unexpectedly appealing duo that has made F&F a two-billion-dollar franchise so far. The film is expected to be released on April 10, 2015.