New York: Universal is forging ahead to finish ‘Fast and Furious’ for it’s release in April 2015 after the tragic death of Paul Walker.
According to an insider, they have so much footage of Walker from the previous ‘Fast and Furious’ movies and outtakes that can be edited in, plus they can use CGI, the New York Post reported. Universal has already invested 150 million dollars in the film.
Paul Walker. Pic/Santa Banta
The producers were earlier believed to hire Paul’s younger, look-alike brother, Cody Walker, 25, who has worked as a stuntman. But sources said Cody doesn’t look enough like his brother, who was 40, or act enough like him, to impersonate Paul.
Had Universal opted not to complete the movie and instead filed an insurance claim with Fireman’s Fund, that company could have released the film in any way it saw fit and potentially damaged the franchise.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new plot line is that the late actor’s character, Brian O’Conner, will retire.