Paul Walker's brothers to help finish Fast & Furious 7
UPDATE: VIn Diesel has now posted a picture of the Walker brothers at work on the set of Fast & Furious 7.
UPDATE: Vin Diesel has now posted a picture of the Walker brothers at work on the film. He put it on his Facebook page, with the following words:
"When I heard the news, I left the production, grabbed a plane and took my family and Michelle back to LA... drove directly to his parent's house...
His Father said, Paul loved you Vin... I awkwardly and nervously said, aw come on... then he said... you don't have to get along every second to love each other... so true.
P.s. After spending time with his biological brothers, I must say to the parents, you raised some great kids".
Here's the picture:
Our original story follows:
Production is back underway on Fast & Furious 7, after the hiatus that followed the death of Paui Walker at the end of November last year. The film's release date has moved back to April 2015, and Fast & Furious 7 has been restructured and rewritten slightly to allow the film to be finished, and also to allow a fitting retirement for Walker's character.
Universal has issued a statement overnight too, which confirms that it's enlisting the help if Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, to help with the movie. The statement reads thus:
The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.
Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.
We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.
We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.
We are just under a year away from the release of FAST & FURIOUS 7, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.
We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.
There's not much we can add to that. Fast & Furious 7 will be released on April 10th 2015.
Follow our Twitter feed for faster news and bad jokes right here. And be our Facebook chum here.