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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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Nursehash    

Please keep the parts he has already done and just write him out. Don't start over from scratch. That's just making his fans miss out on his last film! We want to see HIM!

232 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

They will most likely write him out. They already invested millions on the movie, so why start from scratch? They would also use the other actor who looks like him...the guy who starred in Savages with Blake Lively and the other male, nobody with long hair.

232 days ago
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Sancann    

Based on the way F&F6 ended they can simply let Brian be the next victim of the brother who is out for revenge. They can kill him the way Han died or Letti. You never see them die it is simply inferred.

232 days ago
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Tammy K    

You're in LA, get a look alike & recast! It's done usually under worse cir***stances, but we all know why it has to be recast!

232 days ago
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Ann Arbor    

IMO, Casper Van Dien would be a good choice......

232 days ago
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Justbeinghonest    

They should keep the parts he already did and do a behind the scenes movie and also show actual clips from movie.I think fans would understand

232 days ago
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Bob    

This is the 44th article on Paul Walker's death. Maybe your 45th article could be on the exploitation of Paul Walker?

232 days ago
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kevin    

someone can kidnap his wife and son and trying to rescure them he dies or in a coma . then dies and his son can take over for him to make f and f 8 9 10

232 days ago
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scoots723    

They should keep it, but write him out tastefully. Like after having a baby his priorities changed and he became a family man.

232 days ago
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Robert Liguori    

They could use a second actor to play Brian, while maintaining the footage already taken. So, have two actors playing Brian in the movie. It may seem awkward, but everyone knows that Paul passed away, so the viewing audience will understand... This approach, though unconventional, would actually honor Brian while persisting his work in the movie.

232 days ago
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David James     

I got a great idea for the movie now it's kind of long but it involves Bringing in someone who to replace Paul's character preferably a character that is his brother.

232 days ago
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devon    

of course they'll keep the footage to make money because it will be the largest grossing out of all the movies. thankfully they can put to bed this PIECE OF SHEEET movies. only monons watch this CRAP

232 days ago
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duckman     

How about the simple truth? The 'character' was in a car accident and died. Do that in a respectful manner.

232 days ago
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Lisa    

Why is this breaking news? Of course they will finish making the movie - not the first time an actor has died in the middle of a movie production.

232 days ago
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Zambonie    

keep the footage, write the character out somehow, pay his estate the wages his contract stipulated
Maybe prorate it a bit

Small comfort for his daughter
But it'll pay for a kickass education
And help maintain her life

232 days ago
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