Paul Walker's Brothers Filling in For Him On Fast And Furious 7


Paul Walker's Brothers Filling in For Him On Fast And Furious 7
A Family Affair

Paul Walker, philanthropist and leading man of the Fast and Furious Franchise since its inception back in 2001, died in a car crash back in November 2013. Understandably, this put production of Fast and Furious 7 on hiatus.

The production was left in a tricky situation, with the majority of Walker’s dramatic scenes shot and finalised, much action work was still needed. Universal Pictures has released the following statement, concerning their plans to cast Cody and Caleb Walker as doubles for their deceased brother. The statement reads as follows,

A Note to the Fans of FAST & FURIOUS

The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.

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.

We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. 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.

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 are just under a year away from the release of FAST & FURIOUS 7, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.

We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.

Fast and Furious 7 is due in theatres on April 10, 2015

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