The shocking news of Paul Walker hit home right here in Atlanta. The filming of Fast 7 was stationed here and it made me think whats next for the franchise. Production has been going on for a few months and the result has been nearly $200 million in filming cost. Whats next for the Fast and Furious franchise?
Universal announced on Wednesday that production on “Fast and Furious 7” would be shut down indefinitely following the death of actor Paul Walker.
“Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended ‘Fast & Furious’ family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” a representative for Universal said in a statement. “At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on ‘Fast & Furious 7’ for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.”
Filming on “Fast 7” was set to start up on Monday, following a short break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Per TheWrap, there is even speculation that the current incarnation of “Fast 7” could scrapped entirely.
Source: Huff Post