After Paul Walker‘s tragic death, the Fast and the Furious franchise reworked things to have the actor’s character drive off into the sunset via some digital trickery. That’s likely the last we’ll see of Brian O’Conner in the series, but Walker’s brothers would like to change that. Caleb and Cody Walker both served as stand-ins for their brother to complete Furious 7, and now the siblings are saying they’re open to the idea of helping bring Walker’s character back for future installments.
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The people behind documentaries like I Am Chris Farley and I Am Heath Ledger have turned their attention to Paul Walker. I Am Paul Walker follows a similar trajectory as the aforementioned docs, chronicling Walker’s tragically short life with home video footage, and through interviews with friends and family. Watch the I Am Paul Walker trailer below.
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A documentary about the life and death of Fast and the Furious franchise star Paul Walker is in the works at the Paramount Network. Adrian Buitenhuis, who directed the documentary I Am Heath Ledger, will helm the film.
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The cast and crew of Furious 7 were thrown a pretty serious curveball when Paul Walker died in a car wreck while the sequel was still in production. Shooting shut down for awhile to allow everyone time to grieve and process this tragedy, but also to allow director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan figure out how they were going to salvage the movie without one of the main actors around to finish many pivotal scenes that had still yet to be completed.
In the end, Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Connor was given a touching send-off by his on-screen brother Vin Diesel. But how would the movie have ended if Paul Walker hadn’t died and didn’t need to be written out of the future sequels? Chris Morgan recently took the time to explain how the original Furious 7 ending would have been different from what we saw in theaters. Read More »
Next spring, we’ll be sitting in our seats waiting to see what kind of high octane action comes in Fast 8, the next installment in the surprisingly long-running action franchise that started all the way back in 2001. But as we learned last fall, there’s plenty more Fast and Furious action on the way with two more sequels dated for 2019 and 2021, delivering on the promise that Vin Diesel made for one last trilogy in the franchise. And while Furious 7 seemed to give a proper send-off to Brian O’Conner, the character played by the late Paul Walker, there’s a chance he may come back before the franchise comes to an end.
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It’s kind of a miracle Furious 7 turned out so well. After the tragic loss of actor Paul Walker, nobody knew where that left the unfinished film. Would it be reshot? Scrapped altogether? In the end, Universal, director James Wan (The Conjuring), and all involved worked with Weta to finish Paul Walker’s scenes. Read more about how they did it after the jump. Read More »
It’s crazy to believe that we’re seven movies into what started as a throwaway action franchise back in 2001. We’ve gone from The Fast and the Furious to just Furious 7 over the span of 14 years, and a new Honest Trailer wastes no time making fun of the ever-changing title format that seems to be happening for no good reason.
Furious 7 is a big dumb action movie, but it’s also a hell of a lot of fun, and it brings with it a decent amount of heart this time since it’s the final ride for co-star Paul Walker. It does, however, seem to fit into the same mold as the others in that every single movie is the last mission for these guys, and yet they keep coming back for more. Watch the Furious 7 Honest Trailer below! Read More »
It’s a Fast and Furious world, we’re just living in it. This past weekend Furious 7, the seventh film in the franchise, set the all-time April U.S. opening weekend box office record with a haul of $143.6 million. That also happens to be the 9th highest opening weekend of all time. Plus, the film grossed another $240 million overseas, for a grand total of $384 million worldwide on opening weekend. It looks to be on track to be the first $1 billion film in the franchise.
One of the many reasons for the large gross was a curiosity over how director James Wan handled the passing of his lead actor, Paul Walker. In our interview with the director, he talked about the decision in detail. Below, you can read that, and see a music video for the song used in the film. And if that’s not enough Fast and Furious for you, there’s even a brand new Fast and Furious 8 rumor. Read it all below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Some new pics, some casting, and some very interesting quotes in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- Ethan Suplee is also back for Mallrats 2
- Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 books Bella Thorne
- Sam Jones says he’s already set for Ted 3
- Sharknado 3 will be “the worst,” says the Hoff
- See Zoolander and Hansel model for Valentino
- Vin Diesel predicts Best Picture for Furious 7
- There will be a gay couple in Independence Day 2
- James Wan is getting to work on The Conjuring 2
- Simon Pegg is “terrified” to write Star Trek 3
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Furious 7 is a little over a week away and fans of the franchise are going to flip. The action is bigger, the emotion is deeper, and the way the franchise pays tribute to the tragedy of Paul Walker‘s death is incredible. No spoilers, but watching the film, I cried more than I’ve cried in a movie in years. It’s a truly beautiful send-off that was put together using many different techniques. We’ve already reported that Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb were on set to help out. But producers also used unused footage from previous movies to complete some key shots.
Again, we won’t spoil any of the specifics but Weta Digital was reportedly employed to complete a process that used old footage digitally composted onto new shots. Director James Wan wouldn’t confirm that to us, but a new report does. Below, read his quotes about the Paul Walker Furious 7 magic and more. Read More »