Paul Walker’s big screen legacy will live on with the help of his beloved brothers.
The late actor’s brothers are helping to “fill in small gaps” in Fast & Furious 7 action sequences not finished before the actor’s death, producers said yesterday.
Walker died in a car crash during a break in filming last November, forcing a halt to production.
“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.
The decision to resume filming was “the only choice,” the statement said. “We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that, too.”
“We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our ‘Fast’ family,” the post said. “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 a U.S. release of April 10th, 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.”
Walker’s character is a staple of the long-running film franchise.
Directed by James Wan, it also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham.