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'Fast & Furious 7' re-working script and footage to give Paul Walker a proper send-off
In the wake of Paul Walker's tragic death, Universal is still figuring out how to proceed with "Fast & Furious 7."
The studio recently announced that they're shutting down production on the sequel, while they figure out a way to proceed on the project which has already completed a significant portion of shooting.
Now, writer Chris Morgan is reportedly revising the script in an effort to re-work the existing footage of Walker into a suitable and appropriate send-off for his character of Brian O'Conner.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director James Wan had completed roughly half of Walker's scenes, putting the studio in an awkward position as they decide whether to scrap the material and start fresh or try to re-shape the existing footage into a cohesive film. The article goes on to say that Universal had already sunk around $150 million into the film, and that the insurance company will only cover the investment if the footage isn't used.
"FF7" was removed from its July 11 release date and is on indefinite hiatus, but if the script revisions are successful, the cast could be back in front of the cameras as soon as late January.