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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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trish 42    

Do a tribute to Paul Walker and make it look like in the movie that he died like they did when letty was supose a to have died in fast and furious 5 or 6 this way they can keep the footage of Paul Walker in the movie and have a funeral wrote into the movie for him.so everyone can say goodbye to him that way and remember. Him.

289 days ago
77.

doowap2    

Si ils enlevent paul du film..rien n'ai plus pareil...je pense pas que j'irais au cinema le voir si c'est la cas..je suis une fan meme si le film sera triste au moins nous tous dans le monde entier nous lui rendrons hommage de cette maniere...car je pense que paul aussi aurait aimé que ff7 soit sorti malgre le drame car y a eu de l'amour, de la passion et avec ses coequipie partage dans les scenes etc

289 days ago
78.

katt_dynasty    

Finish the film and stp making fast and furious it would neva b the same with out paul.. love yu paul wish i can take bak wat happen i wiuld we lost a great man

289 days ago
79.

F&F BIGGEST FAN    

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202679318653562&set=a.2535158107711.2139464.1516347202&type=1&ref=nf

289 days ago
80.

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 and vin diesel make a revange

289 days ago
81.

mr313aj    

I send my prayers to pauls family for the tragedy of his death an for the movie what i would do since its the last one i would make it were paul dies in the middle of the movie an at the end were they will have vin diesel die so they can end it all

289 days ago
82.

live life 24/9    

Keep the movie the way it is and put the accident in the movie using a body double and Torreto gets a call from Roman saying that Paul got into a car accident but throw a little twist on it and make it seem like the car brake lines was cut and Torreto and Roman hunts down a witness and they together with the rest of the cast find the guy who did it.

289 days ago
83.

jdranetz    

Recast, finish the movie. Find some one who looks as looks as possible to Paul Walker. Probably some unknown. If you try to stay with a well known actor you'll narrow the selection of choices, and hurt the audiences chances for suspension of disbelief. 40 years ago, the two Darrens of "Bewitched" looked NOTHING alike, and it was foolish. When Andy Whitfield got sick, an actor that looked fairly close enough, Liam McIntyre was chosen to continue the "Spartacus" series. I thought that worked. Ironically, he looks a bit like Paul Walker, too. Audiences will try to suspend their disbelief out respect for the memory of the late Mr. Walker. Who would have wanted the project finished. Just find some one close enough in looks that it does not insult the audience.

289 days ago
84.

Traci Terry    

Writing him out is an idea but what about using a computer image of him (special effects) for what is left of his character then writing him out at the end? Like they did for Aaliyah's character in Queen of the Damned. Just an idea.... a good one at that =)

289 days ago
85.

live life 24/9    

R.I.P Paul Walker one of the Greatest Actors of our Time.

289 days ago
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Erica     

They should keep the footage they've already shot of Paul, and write out his character, Brian O'Conner. And they should write what a fan wrote on facebook the link is https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BawjJwqIQAAlnbT.jpg. The producer should use this as the ending of the movie. Its a great way to honor his memory and a great guy he was.

289 days ago
87.

Erica     

They should keep the footage they've already shot of Paul, and write out his character, Brian O'Conner. And they should write what a fan wrote on facebook the link is https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BawjJwqIQAAlnbT.jpg. The producer should use this as the ending of the movie. Its a great way to honor his memory and a great guy he was.

289 days ago
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J72183C    

https://m.facebook.com/pages/Brian-O-Connor-Legacy/184197818440517?id=184197818440517&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FAyDWjrmg3V&_rdr

289 days ago
89.

Ladyva    

Finish the movie please don't start over , do what they did to Oliver Reed when he died before finishing his scenes for Gladiator . Do it for Paul and F&F fans .

289 days ago
90.

mumei    

I originally hoped they could do what was done for The Dark Knight, but then I read that they hadn't filmed some key parts yet. Hopefully they can find away around those without losing all they've already filmed. Either way the movie is going to be sad even if they have "Brian" completely written out.

289 days ago
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