• Jul 12, 2014
Shooting has officially wrapped on the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, and as part of that, the cast and crew has issued a touching note that pays tribute to the new members of the film, the series' late star, Paul Walker and of course, the fans.

"There was a time when we didn't know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best Fast and Furious movie yet," the note read.

The film, which reunites Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, has had a troubled production following the death of Walker. The script was rewritten and Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, stepped in to help complete the Walker's unfinished scenes.

"From the start, Vin has been our leader who feels what's right for Fast in his gut and in his heart. When we had to stop production last year, Vin gathered us back together and moved us forward when we needed it most. He led us to this day," the note continued.

We've included the full note below. Scroll down and have a look. Fast and Furious 7 arrives in theaters on April 3, 2015.
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We made it.

Today we completed the last shot in the production of FAST & FURIOUS 7.

We wanted to take this moment to express how thankful we are for your support. We felt the love and strength from our fans throughout this journey, and it's because of you that we got here.

There was a time when we didn't know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best FAST & FURIOUS movie yet.

Our FAST family has been together for almost fifteen years now and has grown a lot in that time. From the start, Vin has been our leader who feels what's right for FAST in his gut and in his heart. When we had to stop production last year, Vin gathered us back together and moved us forward when we needed it most. He led us to this day.

Some of us have been here from the very beginning. Vin, Michelle, Jordana and our producer Neal all go back to that first little movie we shot on the streets of LA. We came back to LA in FAST 7, and it was an especially emotional homecoming for those who've grown up with each other since that first shoot.

There are those we count as brothers who we gathered along the way and are with us again: Dwayne, Tyrese, Luda, Lucas and our writer, Chris. We've got some new additions this time in Jason, Kurt, Djimon, Nathalie and our director, James. Caleb and Cody joined us to honor their brother and help complete his work.

Our family is big and strong but it won't ever quite be whole again without Paul.

All of us -- those who've been here from the start and those whose first FAST film is 7 -- wanted to create a special film for him and for you. We believe we have.

Thank you for being there for us. You are the biggest part of our family, and we couldn't have gotten here without you.

The countdown to April 3 begins.


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  • 12 Comments
      Flickergirl
      • 1 Month Ago

      Hearing of Paul's death was very sad, it was nice however that after mourning his death the crew came together to finish his last project off with the help of Paul's brother. 

      Flickergirl

      Ducman69
      • 5 Months Ago
      I wished they'd use the unfortunate incident to make a PSA that F&F movies might be exciting on the set, but that such driving has NO PLACE on our public roads where innocent people driving their kids around just want to get from point A to point B safely, without some spaz turning the roads into his personal racetrack playground. Want to live dangerously? Visit a movie theater parking lot and wait for the end of the midnight showing of a Fast and Furious movie, and try not to die as dozens of boyracers are inspired to do donuts and race each other home.
        Jazzor
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Ducman69
        Yup they always do. The irony of Paul's death related to his biggest franchise is just ridiculous. They condemned that kind of driving on every movie... Only to lose one of their colleagues by doing just that... :-/
        Matt Mossberg
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Ducman69
        They do (or have) done PSAs for the f&f movies before the movie starts and I expect them to do the same when number 7 comes out. Maybe it would be good for them to do another one outside of the theater/DVDs but I think they've done a good job addressing it before. Idk how much impact PSAs do to the type of kids who do go out after the movies finished and do donuts etc but think the PSAs are important as well as the more important aspect of the parents making sure to teach and get the point across f&f is entertainment and trying to mimic the stunts is a real danger.
      joe shmoe
      • 5 Months Ago
      "There was a time when we didn't know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best Fast and Furious movie yet," But what they really thought was: "There was a time when we didn't know how we could go on, or even if we should. But the pay was just way too good to pass up, and it inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best Fast and Furious movie yet,"
      Jackie
      • 5 Months Ago
      He was murdered!!!!! Stop killing them and then posting sad stories of them endlessly!!!! It is so unbelievable!!!! Jesus sees!!!!!!!! Fear God in whom you must give an account!!!!!!!!
      Kevin Potts
      • 5 Months Ago
      To be honest I hadn't given the F&F franchise much credit let alone the actors. But it wasn't til I seen Paul Walkers's earlier films that I realized how much credibility he brought to the F&F franchise. He was a stellar actor and I think everyone involved in F&F knew it and was extremely grateful for his involvement despite the fact that Vin Diesel carried the weight of celebritism. It's sad but at the same token it's a hard reality of automotive racing/stunts. I am pretty sure Paul Walker knew the risk, but I think he just expected automotive technology in regards to safety to cover their proverbial bases. Unfortunately even the most advance racing machine is still at risk to be a death trap. Bottom line, we live and learn, and only hope we progress from it.
      Koenigsegg
      • 5 Months Ago
      Wonder if they are going to prove tissues for everyone
      LivetoDrive
      • 5 Months Ago
      THIS MOVIE IS GONNA BE AWESOME!!!
      • 5 Months Ago
      you all that say people leave the theaters driving wild after watching these type movies, well have you ever been at a race track? same thing happens, people pumped up from anything wild.. plus what about all the movies with murdering in them? i dont think we go out murdering afterwards? im excited they went on with ff#7 even the brothers jumped in to Honor Paul, i think paul would of liked that..just my opinion, we all have them.
      • 5 Months Ago
      great birthday present for me yay!! i know where i will be, i been waiting for this to come out! but....RIP PAUL