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Fast & Furious 7 production delayed indefinitely

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Story by Jack Foley

PRODUCTION on Fast and Furious 7 is being delayed indefinitely following the death of Paul Walker.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a decision has been taken to hold any further work until executives come to a decision as to how to honour the actor’s death.

Universal released the following statement saying: “Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers.

“At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it.

“Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.”

It has not yet been established just how much of the seventh film needs completing. A significant part has been shot but reports are now emerging that the shoot was being staggered, with the more conversational scenes done first and the action sequences later in order to ease director James Wan into the job.

The production was also set to travel to Abu Dhabi in January to complete a major action sequence that apparently would open the film.

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