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'Fast and Furious 7' Director

We Will Finish Making the Movie

12/7/2013 9:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

120713_james_wan_launchPaul Walker's death may have put a halt to production on "Fast and Furious 7" ... but last night the movie's director told us there are absolutely no plans to abandon the flick.

A somber James Wan was leaving LAX when he told us how the cast and crew are holding up after Paul's death a week ago ... and assured us 'F&F 7' is still a go.

Wan didn't offer details on how he'll complete the movie, but there would seem to be only two options:

1) Keep the footage they've already shot of Paul, and write out his character, Brian O'Conner.
 
2) Rewrite the whole thing without Brian O'Conner and shoot the movie from scratch.

Got another idea?  Write it in the comments.

Clearly, any option will require extensive script changes, so ... it remains unclear how long Universal will have to postpone production.

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61.

Trudy    

Anyone thought of using CGI to finish out his role? I mean they wrote the movie for Paul he can't just disappear.

258 days ago
62.

todd lee    

Now that the mourning and weeping is over.....now the makers of the movie are thinking of $$$$$ . The mourning only lasted a week...thats 5 days longer then i figured it would take.

258 days ago
63.

David James     

Wow I'm glad directors don't leave it to these HORRIBLE IDEAS from fans. I've she some ****ty ideas in my day but Paul would come back in spirit and **** on the film himself if it turned out like any of these ideas.

258 days ago
64.

Nocrust1982    

There should be a tribute to Brian O'Connor..(.a dedication and memorial tribute to Paul Walker.) It would be distasteful to replace Paul Walkers character all together. There needs to be a tasteful scene that doea not have him dying in a crash, etc. That would be distasteful as well. The Fast franchise would be nowhere if it wasnt for Paul Walker and there will be no one ever who would be able to take his place. It should be titled ..The Fast and the Last.

258 days ago
65.

JP`    

Use either one of Paul's own brothers to finish the scenes. They practically look like twins. Paul would like that, and fan will accept it.

258 days ago
66.

nlbaker    

I know right not wouldn't b the bast time n this is only a suggestion but y not his brother???

258 days ago
67.

MR2U    

" fame and fortune I wanna die fast and furious in the flames of porsce
no disrespect the speed makes us go nuts
smokey burnouts and parking lot doughnuts
switching lanes highways cant hold us
in the race of life theres no shoulders to pull over
classic black on the black nova
I got diesel in my tank of walker and cola
saying goodbye at the finish line
Pual we toast ya."
-MR.2U

258 days ago
68.

Josh    

I think they should incorporate Bradley Cooper into the story/franchise as Paul Walker/Brian O'Connors brother to fill the spot. Born 2 years apart and about the same height and look similar. Yes this could work.

258 days ago
69.

BrownNino    


Midway through the movie, there's a big action sequence involing Shaw taking on the crew. After Shaw puts Hobbs in the hospital, Brian decides it's best for him and Mia to leave the game. Dom and Roman go to visit Hobbs in the hospital where Monica Fuentes is also there. Hobbs informs Dom, that Brian has reached out to Monica and himself about witness protection for his family. Monica informs everyone that she's already taken care of it, as she had reached out to Brian and Mia when she found out Carter Verone had been released from prison and was looking for revenge against Brian. Monica also that she's had one of the agency's best men either (Michael Jai White or Tony Jaa) protecting Brian's half-brother Sean Boswell. Monica was able to found out; Brian had a brother by running a full background check on Brian just in case, Carter went after his family. Dom asks Roman if it's true, that Brian has a brother and Roman confirms that it is. Dom then goes to seek out Sean to bring him into the family. Universal can rework the entire act to feature Lucas Black in the Paul scenes. The film will end with either stock footage, outtakes or deleted scenes of Brian and Mia together living a happy life somewhere away from it all .

Reasons Why This Will Work
• Carter Verone was always a hell of a villain, and Cole Hauser could use the work these days. You can easily bring back Carter Verone to meeting Ian Shaw in prison or if they kill Shaw in Fast & Furious 7, have it set up to where Carter is running something similar to race war in Abu Dubai, (where part 8 is rumored to take place)
• Brian never knew his father, according to part 5 and Sean’s dad was a military man. While they were in juvie, Brian mentioned to Roman that he was the product of a one night stand and all he knows about is his dad is that he was in the navy and his last name was Boswell.
• In this day and age it’s not hard to keep survlieance on anyone. Monica finding out about Brian’s past mentioned can easily be worked into the script.
• Tony Jaa and Michael Jai White are both in the cast, and I doubt they will both be bad guys. For Monica to have protection for Sean without him knowing would work
• By having Dom, seek out Sean we can see the race between the two from Tokyo Drift and he can easily become part of the crew.

258 days ago
70.

chance    

Do NOT write him out like nothing happened... just have him die saving everyone elses ass... at the hands of jason Statham. .. then everyone will be super pissed n they will get revenge for his death

258 days ago
71.

Roshan Azad    

keep the parts he has already done and make the ending he die becouse of an accident that he want to save all he freinds ...

258 days ago
72.

BrownNino    


Midway through the movie, there's a big action sequence involing Shaw taking on the crew. After Shaw puts Hobbs in the hospital, Brian decides it's best for him and Mia to leave the game. Dom and Roman go to visit Hobbs in the hospital where Monica Fuentes is also there. Hobbs informs Dom, that Brian has reached out to Monica and himself about witness protection for his family. Monica informs everyone that she's already taken care of it, as she had reached out to Brian and Mia when she found out Carter Verone had been released from prison and was looking for revenge against Brian. Monica also that she's had one of the agency's best men either (Michael Jai White or Tony Jaa) protecting Brian's half-brother Sean Boswell. Monica was able to found out; Brian had a brother by running a full background check on Brian just in case, Carter went after his family. Dom asks Roman if it's true, that Brian has a brother and Roman confirms that it is. Dom then goes to seek out Sean to bring him into the family. Universal can rework the entire act to feature Lucas Black in the Paul scenes. The film will end with either stock footage, outtakes or deleted scenes of Brian and Mia together living a happy life somewhere away from it all .

Reasons Why This Will Work
• Carter Verone was always a hell of a villain, and Cole Hauser could use the work these days. You can easily bring back Carter Verone to meeting Ian Shaw in prison or if they kill Shaw in Fast & Furious 7, have it set up to where Carter is running something similar to race war in Abu Dubai, (where part 8 is rumored to take place)
• Brian never knew his father, according to part 5 and Sean’s dad was a military man. While they were in juvie, Brian mentioned to Roman that he was the product of a one night stand and all he knows about is his dad is that he was in the navy and his last name was Boswell.
• In this day and age it’s not hard to keep survlieance on anyone. Monica finding out about Brian’s past mentioned can easily be worked into the script.
• Tony Jaa and Michael Jai White are both in the cast, and I doubt they will both be bad guys. For Monica to have protection for Sean without him knowing would work
• By having Dom, seek out Sean we can see the race between the two from Tokyo Drift and he can easily become part of the crew.

258 days ago
73.

doowap2    

Je suis devastee..faut qu'ils fassent le film pour lui rendre hommage..faire une scene pour son enterrement..

258 days ago
74.

MrWalter    

Replace Han have him live. And kill of brain.

258 days ago
75.

Tonya Ferguson    

What ever they choose to do with this film I really hope they don't make anymore after this... It's not going to be the same without Paul :'( isn't right going on without him. And I really hope they don't kill him off or replace him in this one.. Maybe write him and his "family" go into a safe house kinda deal where no one knows where they are to live happily and safe away from all the danger, while everyone else takes care of the bad guys... Miss you Paul :'( rip <3

258 days ago
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