While the tragedy of Paul Walker’s sudden death in a car accident is still being felt, the show must go on – that includes the production of the seventh “Fast and Furious” film at Universal Pictures.
Shooting had been underway in Atlanta but was on hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday and was scheduled to start again today (Sunday). That plan is now on hold until tomorrow or Tuesday at the earliest as the death has left the cast and crew devastated.
Director James Wan and Universal executives reportedly held a conference call Sunday morning where discussion was made about necessary rewrites and how to proceed in a manner respectful to Walker’s death.
While much of the film had already been shot, Walker and the cast were scheduled to travel to Abu Dhabi in January to film additional scenes.
The production had been rushing to meet next year’s July 11th release date, so any delay could well impact that date. For now though, Universal is not commenting on their plans for the film.
Walker had two other completed films on the way – the Hurricane Katrina drama “Hours” opening this month, and the “District B13” remake “Brick Mansions” which is currently in post-production.