Universal Pictures is still reportedly trying to find a way to salvage as much as they can from the already shot footage for “Fast & Furious 7” instead of starting afresh following the unfortunate death of Paul Walker.
The film’s writer Chris Morgan is reportedly now at work crafting script revisions that will hopefully allow Paul Walker’s character to retire from the series using scenes already shot.
If he succeeds, and that’s highly uncertain at this point, cast and crew could be called back to work by late January.
According to sources, “almost exactly half” of Walker’s role was done, in fact a good portion of his work was scheduled to take place the week following his death.
The studio has reportedly poured about $150 million into the project already and its insurance firm, Fireman’s Fund, might have to pay in full if the picture has to start over.
A Universal source says there is support from fans for completing the version of the movie that was underway, even though it is said to contain several car crashes.