Four months after actor Paul Walker died suddenly and tragically in a car crash, the production of one of his final films will resume. Fast and Furious 7 was slated to resume filming not long after Walker’s death, but the crash that claimed his life halted production and cast doubt over the film.
But the cast and crew now appear dedicated to make the film in honor of their fallen friend, and The Hollywood Reporter is hearing that cameras will begin rolling on Fast 7 this April.
Sources say Universal will restart production on the action franchise on or near April 1, giving the studio and director James Wan almost one year until the film is due to hit theaters April 10, 2015. The remainder of the shoot will last from six to eight weeks, according to insiders. Cast and crew will be called back to Atlanta, where filming had been scheduled to resume after Thanksgiving.
Walker’s death by way of a fiery car crash will no doubt be something nodal working on the film can ignore, since the entire franchise is based around fast cars and explosions. But Walker’s memory lives on in the films and his legacy will continue thanks to them. That’s why Fast 7 is going to be made and it might be the most emotional film of the franchise yet.
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