Paul Walker’s character to retire in ‘Fast and Furious’ next film

MUMBAI: It was a tragic incident for the movie lover when in November last year, actor Paul Walker died in an accident. The actor, who had become synonymous with the Fast and Furiouswas working on the seventh installment of the movie when he lost his life in the accident, also leaving Universal Studios in a quandary about the future of the film.


However, now the Studio has decided the fate of the movie. In a new move, it has decided to “retire” the character of Brian O’Conner in the popular action film franchise, Fast and the Furious. According to a report in the The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the Studio would “tweak the script and add scenes so footage of the late actor's Brian O'Conner character can still be used -- but the franchise can continue.” And the Studio plans to use all earlier footage shot with the actor before his untimely death.

The writer, director and producer who came up with the plan to tweak the existing script allowing Walker’s character to be written out of the story are James Wan, Chris Morgan and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, respectively.


Since the release date of the next installment in the popular franchise, Fast & the Furious 7, has been pushed to April 2015, this delay provides enough time for additional scenes to be written and shot.


This news comes soon after the coroner's report that revealed the car in which Walker was a passenger when he died was going over 100 miles per hour. According to the report published in THR, the driver Roger Rodas lost control for "unknown reasons."

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