There have been so many rumors flying around about the future of Fast & Furious 7 after the tragic death of star Paul Walker. Some said there would be changes to the script while others speculated that Paul Walker’s character would be killed off in the movie …
But, the latest development is that the film is being shut down indefinitely. The Associated Press writes:
The studio announced Wednesday that the film will shut down “for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.”
The film had begun shooting in September, but it’s nowhere near completion. The studio said in a statement:
Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended ‘Fast & Furious’ family of cast, crew and filmmakers.
Time Entertainment reports:
Walker had shot many of his scenes for Fast & Furious 7 and was taking a break from filming when the accident occurred. The film, however, was not yet complete, and Walker along with other cast members was scheduled to continue filming in Atlanta the Monday after his death. The studio has not yet said how it will deal with Walker’s unfinished performance, though reportedly the crew was already rushing to finish filming with a July 11 release date.
It may be a while before we hear much more, so let’s just pray our favorite cast recovers from their dear friend Paul Walker’s sudden death. RIP Brian O’Connor …