Friday, 6 December 2013

Fast And Furious 7 May Be Scrapped And Re-Filmed In Wake Of Paul Walker's Death?

I doubt very much that any one missed the news on Saturday/Sunday this week that Fast and Furious star Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash that also took the life of his friend Roger Rodas. The Porsche Carerra GT Rodas was driving during a charity event left the road and crashed into a tree and a minute later blew up in a fireball.

Fast and Furious 7 was nearing the end of production and in a press conference the day after the accident Universal Pictures stated they were going to suspend production of the movie until they could figure out what to do now that the main star had died. Now it seems they can't find a work around and may have to scrap the entire movie they've already made and re-do the whole thing writing Walker out of the film completely. The studio's insurance covers such things so there will be no monetary loss but obviously the loss to all of Walker's friends and family is devastating and it may take a while for anyone to get back on track and continue the film.

Below is a tribute video made by the Fast and Furious production team showing scenes from the last 6 movies. I have always been a huge fan of these movies and I admit that this brought a tear to my eye.

R.I.P Paul Walker

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