The film Fast and Furious 7 was originally set to come out in July of 2014. The untimely death of actor Paul Walker on November 30th postponed production, which left the cast and crew with the hard choice of how to finish the film, if at all. It appears that everyone involved with the film wishes to continue with production in much the same manner the cast and crew of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus did for Heath Ledger. There is enough footage to put something together, even though it will have to be reworked. Everyone wishes to keep the franchise alive to honor the memory and dedication of Walker. Shooting will resume this year in preparation for the April 2015 release.
There was talk of using CGI to keep Walker alive in the film, but Universal and Director James Wan have chosen to give the character a proper send off rather than just dropping the character and pretending the audience won’t notice. While CGI may have worked in piecing together the last production moments of The Crow after Brandon Lee’s passing, it doesn’t seem right for this film.
The creators of the Fast and Furious franchise definitely stumbled onto a winning formula for action/crime/thriller films. They know what the fans have come to expect from the series and continue to deliver high-octane action straight to the big screen time and again. In the upcoming film, the already action-packed cast will be adding Jason Statham into the mix as the film’s villain.
For those of you keeping score at home, here is a quick summary of the newest Fast and Furious film: Toretto and the whole crew are back. Following the defeat of Owen Shaw (from Fast and Furious 6), Dominic Toretto and the crew return to the states to start rebuilding their lives. However, Ian Shawl, Owen’s older brother, is out for blood to avenge his brother’s death. Toretto and crew learn that Ian has killed their friend Han, and they set out to find Ian before he finds them.
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