The sudden and unfortunate death of actor Paul Walker opened up a whole lot of questions about the future of the Fast & Furious franchise.
First question is will the seventh movie continue or will the whole franchise be sent to the archives? If it is going to continue, how will writers address his death in a manner that wouldn’t hurt the movie and more importantly, would pay respects to the man who has been the cornerstone, along with Vin Diesel, of the entire franchise?
Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fast & Furious 7 will go on as planned, except that it will come with a lot of revisions to the original script. The changes center around how to give Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, the proper send-off and doing it in a manner that can be tied into the movie. It’s a task that’s far easier said than done, but Chris Morgan, the man who penned the movie’s first script, is already working on all the rewrites and if everything goes according to schedule, production of the movie will reopen sometime in January
There’s still a strong possibility that the scenes Paul Walker was able to shoot will still be used, making such a dramatic transition that much more important in the grand scheme of things both for Walker’s legacy and that of the Fast & Furious franchise.
Click past the jump to watch first six trailers of all the Fast & Furious movies that have been made
The Fast and The Furious Trailer
2 Fast 2 Furious Trailer
Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift Trailer
Fast & Furious Trailer
Fast Five Trailer
Fast & Furious 6 Trailer
Source: The Hollywood Reporter