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Paul Walker's Brothers Will Help Complete Scenes For Fast & Furious 7

Apr 15, 2014 01:30 PM

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Fast & Furious 7 is keeping it in the family!

In the aftermath of Paul Walker's death last year, the producers of the Fast & Furious 7 have enlisted the help of the late star's two lookalike brothers in order to complete the film's final scenes.

The announcement was made via a note on the film's Facebook page, explaining, "The Fast & Furious saga is about family. Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film."

After Walker's death on Nov. 30, the production on the franchise's final film was put on indefinite hold. Originally, the movie was to be released in July 2014, however a delay occurred so that the cast and crew could figure out how to continue on with production after the death of their leading man.

"We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue," explained the Facebook note. "We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for Fast & Furious 7, and it's among the strongest work of his career."

The producers continued, "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."

We think that it's a great idea that the producers have chosen to include Paul's brothers in the franchise that made him a star.

The final Fast & Furious drives into theaters on April 10, 2015.




Trailer Released For Another One Of Paul Walker's Final Films

Feb 12, 2014 10:59 AM

The trailer for Brick Mansions has hit the web, and this is one of the last movies Paul Walker made before his tragic death last year.

The movie is about an undercover cop who tries to take down a crime lord, and David Belle and RZA also star in the action-packed flick. It was made by the same team who did Transporter, so from the fast cars to the stunts, this is pretty consistent with the types of movies Walker loved starring in.

Walker and longtime pal Roger Rodas died when the actor's Porsche GT crashed into a pole and caught on fire on November 30. The Los Angeles County coroner said that the actor died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries." The two were at a car show to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Brick Mansions hits theaters on April 25.




Kurt Russell Says That What Happened To Fast & Furious 7 Is "Catastrophic"

Jan 22, 2014 10:40 AM

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It seems as though moving on without Paul Walker is proving to be quite difficult. While promoting the documentary Battered Bastards of Baseball during the Sundance Film Festival,Kurt Russell, who plays Walker's "father figure" in the upcoming Fast and Furious 7, opened up about reworking the franchise after the actor's death on Nov. 30.

"They're having to rewrite, they're having to do whatever they're having to do to deal with the situation," Russell said, according to BBC. "It's catastrophic. It's the worst thing that could happen to a movie -- but it's not as bad as what happened to Paul."

"So everything is in perspective," continued the 62 year old. "He was a terrific guy. And life is full of curveballs. It's just a situation that they'll work out and, at that time, I'll go back to work."

The Overboard star revealed that he only had "one day left" of filming before Walker's death. The actor also said he was still unclear how the writer's were changing the script. "I don't know what is going to happen with that. It's obviously a difficult situation."


He also admitted that he still didn't know the fate of Walker's character. "Whether or not this guy dies off in the movie, we don't know. That may have changed now significantly too," said Russell.

Fast & Furious 7 is slated to come out in 2015.




Vin Diesel Reveals New Release Date For Fast And Furious 7

Dec 23, 2013 08:45 AM

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A little more than three weeks after Paul Walker's tragic and shocking death, his friend and co-star Vin Diesel revealed the new release date for Fast and Furious 7. Diesel posted the above photo on Facebook and added in a message:

    The last scene we filmed together…

    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…

Walker and longtime pal Roger Rodas died when the actor's Porsche GT crashed into a pole and caught on fire on November 30. The Los Angeles County coroner said that the actor died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries." The two were at a car show to raise money for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie was only halfway through shooting, but Walker will appear in it, using footage shot prior to his death. Production was put on hold earlier this month, and the original release date was set for July 2014.




Report: Paul Walker's Co-Stars Invited To Private Family Funeral

Dec 11, 2013 09:35 AM

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That's a nice gesture!

Paul Walker's family is planning a private funeral for the late actor now that his body has been released to Forest Lawn Mortuaries by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, and the Fast & The Furious star's clan is reportedly planning to invite his former co-stars to the intimate event.

The family is said to want to keep the memorial small, so that Walker's daughter Meadow feels comfortable enough to grieve the loss of her father, TMZ reports.

Sometime after the family service, there will be a larger memorial for extended family and friends, but that will also be invitation only.

This is all so sad!




Police Arrest Man Suspected of Stealing A Piece Of Wreckage From Paul Walker's Fatal Crash

Dec 6, 2013 09:55 AM

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How absolutely tasteless! On Thursday, authorities arrested a man suspected of allegedly stealing a piece of the wreckage from Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas' fatal car crash on Saturday.

A police report from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Rodas' states that after the deadly crash, the wrecked Porsche Carrera GT was "transported to the impound yard for further investigation" -- and while the tow truck driver was stopped at a red light, a man in a vehicle behind the truck got out of his car and took a piece of the Porsche that walker died in.

The suspect has been identified as 18-year-old James Witty by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's detectives. The authorities took Witty into custody at his home on Thursday and recovered the stolen piece, described as "red, T-top roof panel" from the wrecked 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, at a different residence in Canyon Country, Calif.

Officials have identified a second suspect, who is currently out of state but allegedly making arrangements to surrender himself. Witty was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Station on Thursday. His bail was set at $20,000.

According to the police report, "Sheriff's detectives will meet with the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's for consideration of filing criminal charges of felony Grand Theft...and Tampering with Evidence...against both suspects."

The report continues on the death of the 40-year-old actor and his friend, saying, "The investigation of the traffic collision is ongoing."




The Fast & The Furious Team Release Video Tribute To Paul Walker

Dec 5, 2013 09:00 AM

What a beautiful way to remember their co-star!

The Fast & Furious team just posted a touching video montage featuring Paul Walker in some of his most memorable scenes from the action movie, and after watching, it's still hard to believe he's gone.

The actor passed away in a fiery car crash on November 30, and now production on the latest installment of the franchise has been halted so that friends and co-stars have time to grieve the loss.

The clip was set to the song "Coming Home" with vocals by Skylar Grey. A message accompanying the vid asked that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to the late star's charity Reach Out Worldwide.




Production On Fast And Furious 7 Shut Down After Paul Walker's Death

Dec 4, 2013 12:59 PM

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Universal has finally confirmed that production on Fast and Furious 7 has been halted in the wake of Paul Walker's sudden death over the weekend.

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. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 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.”

Additionally, the preliminary results from Walker's autopsy were released today, and the Los Angeles County coroner said that the actor died from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries" when his Porsche GT spun out of control and crashed into a pole. Walker was severely injured, but still alive after the collision, and he died only after the car caught fire. Walker's pal Roger Rodas, who was reportedly driving the car, was killed on impact, and the coroner ruled that both deaths were accidents and that the injuries occurred when the car struck a fixed object. Toxicology reports on the bodies will be completed in six to eight weeks.

According to Deadline, the movie was only halfway through shooting, so it's not clear whether they will write Walker's character out entirely or figure out a way to keep him in the plot. “They have thought of killing his character off in a heroic fashion, taking him completely out of the film and even keeping what he filmed and surrounding it with new scenes to make it all make sense," a source tells Hollywood Life.

Producer Neal Moritz told Entertainment Weekly yesterday that Walker's family will have some say in what happens to his character, and they want to give everyone some time to grieve. “We wouldn’t make any rational decisions right now,” he said. “We want to see what the family wants to do. We want to do what best honors Paul.”

What do you think should happen to Walker's character?




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