Paul Walker sadly passed away three weeks ago. He was half-way through shooting Fast & Furious 7, and the production team decided to take time off so that the cast, crew and Walker's family could grieve. Now, though no work is being done on the film at this moment, his co-star and producer of the series, Vin Diesel, has announced when the septquel will hit cinemas, if not when production will recommence.
The date to write down in your diaries is this: April 10, 2015. This means the burgeoning billion dollar franchise will have over a year to tweak the script and carry out reshoots before heading to cinemas. Diesel announced the news on his Facebook page, alongside a picture of the last scene the two shot together (see above).
"The last scene we filmed together… There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared… in the film we were now completing… the magic captured… and, in just how far we’ve come… Fast and Furious 7 will be released… April 10th 2015! P.S. He’d want you to know first…"
2015 is set to be the biggest blockbuster-filled year ever seen, with the likes of World Of Warcraftbutting heads with Star Wars: Episode VII and Bourne 5 challenging Bond 24 for the spy crown. Then there is Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the final chapter of the Hunger Games series,Assassin's Creed and Ant-Man (now starring Paul Rudd). Diesel will be seen - in a fashion - in Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, which will arrive a little earlier, on August 1, 2014.