Paul Walker, who played cop Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious films, is gone but not forgotten. On November 30th of last year the 40-year-old actor was involved in a fatal car accident that left everyone in shock. Production for the seventh installment of the series had already been in motion, but halted as a result of the news.
A few months ago producers announced that Walker’s character would not be killed off in the films, and no one really had any clue how they would continue the movies without him to complete the second half of shooting. It has been revealed that the movie makers plan to use body doubles with a similar physique and CGI over the face to make it seem as if Walker is still there. Audio technology will also be used to give the body a voice similar to his.
“Continuing the global exploits in the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead the returning cast of ‘Fast & Furious 7,’ which will be released by Universal Pictures on April 10, 2015,” the studio announced. “James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series, and Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel return as producers.”
The shooting has completed and it is expected to be just as successful as any others. Vin Diesel wrote on his Facebook page, “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.”
Will the movie be as good without the real Paul Walker in half of it? What do you think they should have done?