Wan told a gossip website that there are absolutely no plans to abandon the project altogether and that the cast and crew will finish the film, Us Magazine reported. Paul Walker. Pic/Santa Banta A source has also revealed that there is no change and the crew is still dealing with Walkers sudden death. The insider added that the studio will do the right thing, and is going to keep the franchise going. It was earlier reported that Universal Pictures had announced that they would temporarily shut down the production of the franchise following the 40-year-old actors tragic death. Walker died in a fatal car accident, when the Porsche Carrera GT he was traveling in with a friend crashed into a poll and tree, before bursting into flames.