‘Fast & Furious 7’ Will Go Forward, Says Director
The show must go on.
Even as the cast and crew of Fast & Furious 7 are mourning the loss of their beloved friend and co-star, Paul Walker, there are no plans to halt production altogether, according to the film’s director.
At the moment, however, production has been delayed.
“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. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise,” the studio said in a statement to Us Weekly. “We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.”
Universal Pictures executives are also reportedly scrambling to decide how to continue considering the movie is only half completed and they’ve been working on a rushed timeline for a July 2014 release.
Despite no certain timeline for the film, Walker’s co-stars and friends have flooded Twitter and Facebook with messages of love and support for the late actor, who died in a tragic car accident Nov. 30.
“They’re pretty sad and very somber,” Wan added of the cast and crew.
“But, you know, we are dealing with it.”
Watch the Fast & Furious family’s touching tribute to Paul Walker in the video below.