Fast & Furious 7 in Limbo Following Death of Paul Walker

Many expensive action sequences appear to already have been shot with film originally due for July release

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Actor Paul Walker arrives for the British premiere of Fast & Furious in Leicester Square in London on March 19, 2009.

The tragic death of Hollywood star Paul Walker on Saturday has shocked cinema fans around the globe and leaves a major hole in one of the world’s most successful movie franchises.

The seventh installment of Universal’s Fast & Furious series had already been shooting in Los Angeles and Atlanta and was scheduled for release on July 11. But following Walker’s death at age 40 in an auto wreck over the weekend, director James Wan has held a meeting with studio bigwigs to discuss the future of the project, reports Variety.

Judging by photos posted on social media by cast and crew, it appears many expensive action sequences have already been shot, raising questions about what creative solutions may be employed for Walker’s character, former Los Angeles police officer Brian O’Conner.


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