FAST AND FURIOUS 7 Gets Back On Track With A New Release Date
In a poignant announcement via Facebook, actor and producer Vin Diesel says Universal Pictures' Fast And Furious 7 will be theatrically released on April 10, 2015, ultimately pushing back the original release date for July 11, 2014. The news comes less than a month after the public learned the shocking news of fellow lead actor Paul Walker's death on the afternoon of November 30, 2013 during Thanksgiving break as the movie was still in the middle of an elaborate filming schedule.
Developments surrounding the film's recovery since early December have since remained with the news that the studio would not be scrapping the film entirely, but find a way to edit and complete the film in a way that would best honor Walker's memory. Furthermore, it remains unconfirmed, but was also speculated that Walker's younger brother, stuntman Cody Walker, would take his late brother's place to help complete the remaining shots of the film, which would evidently mean digitally inserting Paul's face and voice into the film.