When Paul Walker died in a car crash, one thing upon everyone’s minds was how Universal Studios were going to finish the much awaited film Fast & Furious 7. Although many believed that CGI (computed generated image) would be used to finish the unshot scenes, it was revealed that his brothers would be used.
The collection of Fast & Furious films revolves around a strong theme of family. Throughout the films, all the characters are like a family to each other, and this is how the thirteen years of production with these films, how the actors have been towards each other.
Despite the terrible news received in November, we feel that the fans of Fast & Furious would want us to continue. We needed some time to take it all in, and to grieve over Paul – our brother – and we feel that Paul would be glad that we continued with the production of the film. Most of the dramatic scenes, with all the action had already been shot with Paul in, which was also some of the most notable work in his career.
Filming continued with Cody and Caleb, and we have immensely enjoyed having them on set with us, to continue in production, and it has allowed us to feel as though Paul was still with us during this period. They have both been fantastic in completing the gaps which were needed to complete this movie.
We feel this is a fitting tribute to Paul, that his character, Brian O’Conner, has continued to live on, and so that we can continue to enjoy Paul’s great success in this role, one final time. We would like to thank all his fans to pass our gratitude for the support you have shown.”
With the latest in the series just out, it’s time for you to see how Universal have completed this film. Without a doubt, all viewers will take into consideration the difficulty of finishing this production, and so give it the benefit of doubt. Let’s hope that Paul has gone out with a bang, and that this will be the best film to remember him by!