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Paul Walker's Fast and Furious character will retrire

Paul Walker's Fast and Furious character will retrire

Jan 6 2014, 10:36am CST | by

Paul Walker's character in 'Fast & Furious 7' will retire. The late actor played undercover police officer Brian O'Connor in the franchise, but hadn't finished shooting the seventh instalment...

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Paul Walker's Fast and Furious character will retrire

Jan 6 2014, 10:36am CST | by

Paul Walker's character in 'Fast & Furious 7' will retire.

The late actor played undercover police officer Brian O'Connor in the franchise, but hadn't finished shooting the seventh instalment when he died in a nasty car crash on November 30 last year.

However, according to the Hollywood reporter, bosses have decided the star's alter-ego will not be killed off and will instead be written out of the script using existing footage of Walker in a bid to keep fan's satisfied and allow for the franchise to continue.

The future of the movie loomed in the balance last month after production was postponed following the devastating news, but Universal Pictures confirmed a few weeks ago that Walker and his co-star Vin Diesel will ''lead the cast'' of the seventh movie, which was initially set for a July 2014 release date but will now be released on April 10, 2015.

Walker, who starred in five of the six 'Fast & Furious' movies, was killed along with his friend Roger Rodas when the Porsche Carrera GT they were travelling in smashed into a tree and a lamppost and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California.

A report from the Los Angeles County Coroner released last week states Roger was driving at an ''unsafe speed'' of over 100 miles per hour on the road - which has a designated limit of 45 miles per hour - and lost control of the car ''for unknown reasons''.

However, the report also states neither Roger, 38, nor Walker, 40, had alcohol, cocaine, marijuana or other impairing drugs in their systems.

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Want to Ask Vin Diesel a Question? The Countdown To Furious 7 Live Launch Event Is Your Chance!

Oct 27 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Can you believe it's been 13 years since the first Fast and Furious movie came out? I can remember being 11 years old and convincing my parents to let me see it. Going from looking away during the sex scenes (because I was watching my parents) to now, I've honestly grown up with this franchise. Ja Rule was in the first movie - like, it was long enough ago that JA RULE was relevant when it premiered. The first film's budget w ...
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Oct 27 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Hot on the heels of that Furious 7 poster that debuted this morning, which also announced the fact that the Furious 7 trailer would land November 2, we’ve got another poster to reveal to you now! And what is really striking about this latest Furious 7 poster is that it doesn’t contain a single one of its superstar cast as its main subject. Yup, that’s just a tire, but when you see a tire like this… doesn’t it just ...
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Movie News: First 'Furious 7' Poster and Video; 'Lego Movie' Sequel Moves Forward

Oct 27 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: movies.com

Furious 7: The first trailer for the blockbuster franchise entry Furious 7 (note official title), starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson, will drop on Saturday, November 1, which makes it a good time to check out the first poster art (above) and also watch a new video (below) that revisits the most exicting moments from the series, in typical fast and furious fashion. [YouTube]   The Lego Movie ...
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Oct 26 2014 4:11pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Vengeance Hits Home. This first banner may be nothing but a Photoshop mash-up of the seven lead actors, but for fans of this series it's an exciting announcement reminding us that this seventh movie is still on the way. Despite the tragic death of actor Paul Walker last year, director James Wan and the rest of the cast worked together to finish this movie with the help of his family and friends. Universal has announced that the title of Fast & Furious 7 will be just Furious 7, and th ...
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Lionsgate Sets 'The Last Witch Hunter' with Vin Diesel for Fall 2015

Oct 24 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: First Showing

Next spring we'll see Vin Diesel return along with the late Paul Walker for Fast & Furious 7 on April 3rd, 2015, but that won't be the only film we'll see the action star leading next year. Lionsgate has just announced that Breck Eisner's fantasy action thriller The Last Witch Hunter will arrive in theaters on October 23rd, 2015, almost exactly one year from now. We've already gotten a first look at ...
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James Wan Directing The Conjuring Sequel

Oct 21 2014 7:24pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's headed back to horrorWhen he was out promoting The Conjuring in 2013, and preparing to start shooting Fast & Furious 7, James Wan talked about how he was finished with horror films for a while and wanted to focus on other things. It seems he’s happy to return to keep guiding at least one of his scare franchises, as the director has made a deal to craft The Conjuring 2.We guessed when news broke that the horr ...
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James Wan Returning to Direct THE CONJURING 2

Oct 21 2014 12:37pm CDT | Source: Collider

Filmmaker James Wan is returning to the horror genre.  While the director behind Saw and Insidious hit a high mark with last year’s terrific The Conjuring, he subsequently opted to try his talents outside the horror genre by taking over the Fast & Furious franchise.  Fast & Furious 7 proved to be an incredibly tough shoot due to Paul Walker’s unfortunate passing in the middle of production, with Wan recently telling ...
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James Wan to Direct ‘The Conjuring 2′

Oct 21 2014 12:29pm CDT | Source: slash film

Last night the news broke that New Line had pushed The Conjuring 2 out of 2015 and into an un-dated 2016 release window. We wondered if that had anything to do with the success of Annabelle, and if New Line might be thinking of making more spin-off movies based on the Warren case files, instead of doing a proper sequel. Turns out we were totally wrong — the delay is so that New Line could accommodate the Conjuring 2 director: a returni ...
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The Best of Me Review: Best Nicholas Sparks Movie Since The Notebook!

Oct 17 2014 10:12am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Nicholas Sparks has a certain audience for his films and they will absolutely adore The Best of Me. Since The Notebook quotes have become almost iconic since the film arrived in 2004, a wider audience that treasures that sweeping decades-spanning romance have waited for something from Sparks’ books to leap to the big screen that at least comes close. They have it with The Best of Me. It is by far the best page-to-screen effort from the North Carolina romance writer since Rachel McAdam ...
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