The production of Fast and Furious 7 was thrown into doubt after star Paul Walker was killed in a car accident over the Thanksgiving holiday. But after four months of re-writing the script and grieving for the fallen star, cameras will begin rolling on Fast 7 this April.
Sources say Universal will restart production on the action franchise on or near April 1, giving the studio and director James Wan almost one year until the film is due to hit theaters April 10, 2015. The remainder of the shoot will last from six to eight weeks, according to insiders. Cast and crew will be called back to Atlanta, where filming had been scheduled to resume after Thanksgiving.
Filming had stopped on Fast 7 over the holiday in November, and was slated to get back underway in December near Atlanta. Walker’s death in California caused production to come to a screeching halt as co-stars were forced to grieve the real life death of their friend.
The film has written Walker out of the franchise, giving the star a fitting farewell, but the spirit of Paul Walker will no doubt be looking over the production as his co-stars he left behind are in for what looks to be the most emotional shoot of their careers.