Tuesday, December 3, 2013

'Fast & Furios 7' postponed due to Paul Walker's death

Following the death of one of its stars, Paul Walker, the "Fast & Furious 7" team decided to halt the production for at least a few days, contrary to some rumors the sequel will be cancelled.

The 40-year-old Walker, who plays Brian O'Connor in the film series, died in a car accident over the weekend.

It is believed majority of Walker's scenes has been shot for the film, which is scheduled for a July 2014 release.

Director James Wan on Twitter said he was "beyond heartbroken" and was unable to "process anything" following the star's death.

The news of the sequel's postponement was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, and indicated that the screenplay may need to be partially rewritten following the unexpected turn of events.

Aside from "Fast & Furious 7," Walker also appears in upcoming films "Hours" to be released in December and "Brick Mansions," a remake of the French film "Banlieue 13" to be released some time next year. Both films are in post-production at the time of his death.

Walker was on hand to host a charity event for the typhoon victims in the Philippines in Santa Clarita in California shortly before dying in a single car crash and explosion on Saturday, November 30. The car was driven by his friend and former racing driver Roger Rodas, who was also killed instantly.

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