Doubles & CG to complete Paul Walker's Fast & Furious 7 work

News Simon Brew 24 Mar 2014 - 06:35

Universal is using body doubles and CGI to complete Paul Walker's work on Fast & Furious 7...

The tragic death of Paul Walker, back in November last year, still feels really quite unreal. But real it sadly is, and only now is work ramping back up on the film he was making at the time of his death: Fast & Furious 7.

The movie's release has been put back to April 2015 (from its original July 2014 release slot), and it's now been revealed just how they're going to ensure that Walker's character, Brian O'Conner, will be staying in the final cut. The New York Daily News reports that Universal opted not to recast the role, and instead has been hiring "four actors with bodies very similar to Paul's physique, and they will be used for movement and as a base. Paul's face and voice will be used on top using CGI".

The shoot was about half-way through when Walker died, and the plan always seemed to be to try and rework things to give him the most fitting send-off. This may well have been the best of a bunch of options that nobody really wants to be faced with.

More on Fast & Furious 7 as we hear it.

New York Daily News.

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