Production on Fast & Furious 7 is shutting down indefinitely in the wake of Paul Walker’s death, Universal announced on Wednesday.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Walker and the cast had been shooting the movie in Atlanta this fall, but filming was temporarily halted after the actor died in a car crash on Saturday.
Now the studio is trying to figure out how to proceed respectfully.
In a statement, the studio says:
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.
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.
We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.
In the days since Walker’s tragic crash, the franchise’s stars and crew have expressed their devastation and paid tribute to their longtime friend and colleague.
Also on Wednesday, the coroner’s office announced Walker died from “traumatic and thermal injuries.”
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