While there are bound to be a number of tricky decisions ahead, Universal are reportedly looking to complete Fast and Furious 7, the film that Paul Walker had been working on before his death this weekend.
According to studio insiders, cited by The Hollywood Reporter:the movie will not be abandoned entirely.It seems that there was still a considerable portion of Walker's role to be filmed, including scenes in Atlanta scheduled for shooting this week and more in Abu Dhabi, scheduled for January.
There was reportedly a conference call held yesterday between the studio and the filmmakers, trying to determine how best to continue.
It would seem to me, however, that it's going to be very hard to refashion this film. Walker died in a car accident, the details of which are yet to be fully revealed, but the core premise of the Fast and Furious films is placing characters in great jeopardy while they're behind the wheel of a car, and sometimes having them experience vividly realised collisions and other dangerous, sometimes fatal incidents while racing and driving.
What's more, the one scene in the film to have been completed and issued, features the rather emotional funeral of one of the films' gang of characters.
The original release date for Fast and Furious 7 was July 11th, 2014. It's not accurate to say that the film has been "postponed indefinitely," as many headlines have - it's just the case that shooting won't be starting back up again today and, after that, plans are yet to be solidified.