Universal Pictures has announced the shut down of the production on Fast & Furious 7 indefinitely following the death of one its lead stars, Paul Walker. The studio announced that the production for the movie will be shut down for a period of time so they can assess all options available to move on with the franchise.
The seventh instalment of Fast & Furious had begun shooting in December and while much has been filmed, it’s nowhere near done. Paul’s passing took place during the film’s Thanksgiving holiday break in a car crash on November 30th, 2013 (Saturday) in north of Los Angeles. Shooting was supposed to continue on December 2nd, 2013 (Monday) in Atlanta, but production has been put on hold following his death.
The studios had plan to release Fast & Furious 7 on July 11, 2014 but that date is now likely to be postponed, though no announcement regarding the change in release date has been made.
“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,” the studio said in a statement.
Paul Walker passed away at the age of 40 in car crash on November 30th, 2013.
Watch the tribute to Paul Walker here. *Prepare tissues!*
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