"Fast & Furious 7" Now Opens April 2015

By Garth Franklin Monday December 23rd 2013 04:56AM

The tragic death of Paul Walker halfway through production of "Fast and Furious 7" left Universal with the inevitable problem of having to delay production and reconfigure it.

The project had been slated for release on July 11th 2014, a date the film was going to struggle to achieve even if everything had gone right.

While options are still being considered. Now, Walker's co-star Vin Diesel has used his Facebook page this weekend to confirm that the studio has now locked in a new date. Here's his posting:

There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared… in the film we were now completing… the magic captured… and, in just how far we've come…

Fast and Furious 7 will be released…

April 10th 2015!

P.S. He'd want you to know first…

The shift puts the film back in the April release slot where "Fast Five" became a huge worldwide success back in 2011.