This weekend’s tragic death of actor Paul Walker has thrown a lot of things into chaos. First and foremost, Walker’s family and friends are still visiting his crash site and trying to cope with his death but inevitably the discussion will shift to how Walker’s death will affect the Fast and Furious 7 film he was working on when he died.
Until today, there really wasn’t much movement on the matter other than the immediate delay of filming but The Wrap is reporting that producers on Fast and Furious 7 are considering scrapping everything that has been shot and starting over without Paul Walker in the film.
Walker’s death occurred in the middle of filming and the franchise had no plans to kill his character off anytime soon. His real life death now drastically alters those plans and the best way to deal with his death seems to be starting over entirely and just writing in his death to Fast and Furious 7.
The report cites a couple of sources that say the producers want to keep Walker in the film as much as they can but it might just be too difficult and painful to work around so soon after his death. Tearing him out of the franchise altogether so soon after his death when he was a staple and main character seems equally as difficult to stomach.
We knew that Fast and Furious 7 would have some major decisions ahead when dealing with Walker’s tragic death but the options are starting to present themselves and expect the studio to take it’s time in determining what to do.