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.


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      thedriveatfive
      • 9 Months Ago
      Im sure he would have wanted the show to go on.
      Chris
      • 9 Months Ago
      Well, it's nice that fans will get to see him at least one more time on the big screen. Now, I'm just curious if they will write him out of the trilogy or if this will be the end of the Fast and Furious movies.
        Pj Taintz
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Chris
        they already said there will be another, they are retiring his character from the series
          Chris
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Pj Taintz
          It's not surprising as folks will still go see the movies with or without him, and I'm sure he would have wanted to see it continue on. I'm curious how they'll retire his character. Will he ride off into the sunset or go out a hero? I guess we'll have to wait and see.
      Pj Taintz
      • 9 Months Ago
      interesting, I know they did this with arnold for one of the terminator films, I wonder if they have the voice work or if they will be using some algorithm to get the words strung together
      StephenT
      • 9 Months Ago
      Do it like they've done with Audrey Hepburn in that Dove Chocolate commercial.
      Jarod Forney
      • 9 Months Ago
      ....Or, use his twin brother, Cody walker..
      TruthHertz
      • 9 Months Ago
      The studios really got burned on this one. They don't want all those millions to go up in flames. And you all know that this will absolutely wreck the box office.
      dohc73
      • 9 Months Ago
      CGI worked well in the movie the Social Network. Never knew the twin brothers were the same guy with his face grafted on a double.
      over9000
      • 9 Months Ago
      The world is better without him, someone somewhere breathes a sigh of relief that he and his friend didn't kill innocent bystanders in the process.
        Rodrigo Alvergue
        • 9 Months Ago
        @over9000
        Dumb Ass, first of all, Paul Walker was not driving, second He was a big time Humanitarian, he was very down to earth, never saw himself as a movie star.My best friend met him and he said he was one of the nicest guys a person could ever meet. He was helping people when the Haiti quake happened, the the Typhoon in the Philippines struck, Oklahoma Tornadoes, He did much more than you will ever do in a day kid, go jump off a cliff...
        asshole
        • 9 Months Ago
        @over9000
        this is what i've been saying. they were honestly lucky they didn't kill someone innocent. all it took was someone being there at the wrong time and these bozos would have had a totally different reception to their death.
        Slideways
        • 9 Months Ago
        @over9000
        Seriously? Do we have to discuss this again?
        thailion
        • 9 Months Ago
        @over9000
        Someone died! Let's shut down the economy in grievance!
      over9000
      • 9 Months Ago
      Is he still dead?
      Justin B.
      • 9 Months Ago
      Still hard to believe he's gone. No they should not have been going 100+ mph on a city street but damn what a loss. A real car guy that just happened to be cast as one in the movies. I have no doubt that the franchise can continue because the rest of the cast is so tight.
      Ben Lee
      • 9 Months Ago
      still hurts....
      mad man
      • 9 Months Ago
      This is very sick, are they that hard up? Nasty idea, hope people do not go see it.
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