Paul Walker: Fast & Furious 7 writers working on exit story for Brian O'Conner
Universal hopes to use footage already filmed to craft an exit story
Plans are underway to release Fast & Furious 7 using footage Paul Walker had already filmed.
The film’s bosses are reportedly working on a new script that will craft an exit scene from footage shot before the actor’s death, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Executives are said to be looking at ways to complete the film without starting afresh and costing Universal more money.
Universal postponed the production of the film until January following Walker’s tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash.
Screenwriter Chris Morgan is said to be working on a new script from scenes Walker had already filmed to craft an exit story for his character. If the script is successful, the production may resume in January.
Universal is reported to have spent around $150 million on the film so far, and will doubtless face difficulties marketing the fast car film given the circumstances of Walker’s death.
Walker, who has starred in the franchise as Brian O’Conner since 2001, was killed in a Porsche travelling at high speed in Los Angeles on 30 November.
A source from Universal told The Hollywood Reporter that fans are in support of completing the current version of the film, despite several scripted car crash scenes.
The unnamed source said: “What will drive everything is, is there an honourable and sensible way of doing this?....[But] I actually believe [the tragedy] will add to returns. Sadly, it will probably make people more interested.”
For more on the story:
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star dies at age 45
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Game of Thrones season 4 blooper reel unveiled at Comic-Con 2014
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Coolio has sold his soul to Pornhub
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air