Paul Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, are helping “fill in small gaps” in Fast & Furious 7 action sequences not finished before the actor’s death, according to producers.
“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,” producers wrote to fans in a Facebook post Tuesday.The decision to resume filming was “the only choice,” the note said. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that, too.”
Walker’s dramatic scenes were completed before his death but some action sequences were unfinished, they said.
“We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our ‘Fast’ family,” the post said. “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.”
The movie was to have been released this summer, but Universal pushed it back to April 10, 2015.
“This film is the most important we’ve ever done together,” the post said. “It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.”
We’re glad the family is able to help complete the film and keep Paul’s legacy alive.