Paul Walker: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Resumes Filming

    March 19, 2014
    Emily Greene
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Following the tragic death of Paul Walker, the production of Fast & Furious 7 was put on hold.

Now, months after production was halted, filming of the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise is back on track.

Universal Pictures projected that filming would begin again on March 31 in Atlanta, and it looks like production of Fast & Furious 7 is getting a head start.

Many in Georgia have also confirmed that filming has begun in Atlanta. 11Alive in Atlanta further confirms the road closures will include Fairlie Street, Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Wall Street, and parts of Marietta Street from March 16 – 22. Downtown businesses were given a notice that said “the work will include automotive stunts, simulated combat, and special effects.” The notice also warned the businesses that production would be quite noisy at times.

It looks as if filming has also begun in Dubai. That is if we are to believe Tyrese’s Instagram. The actor/singer posted the following photo with the caption, “I’m back…”

At the time of Walker’s death, Universal Pictures released the following statement, “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.”

Fast & Furious co-star Michelle Rodriguez recently opened up about the late actor saying, “After 14 years of knowing and loving somebody as much as I loved him, the entire Fast & Furious family loved him, you tell me how you would feel if he just disappeared, but yeah, forget how awesome he was in the movies man, the guy had a heart of gold…it just sucks.”

Though it isn’t clear how the franchise will say goodbye to Walker’s character Brian O’Conner in the film, fans will cry when they see Walker in his iconic role one last time.

Fast & Furious 7 will hit theaters April 10, 2015.

Image via Vin Diesel, Facebook.

  • RU4Sure

    Paul Walker was a c r a p p y actor. No great loss. And he was a complete uncaring jerk to be driving around a PUBLIC STREET at 100 MPH. I am at least glad these these two idiots didn’t kill any innocent bystanders.

    • http://jam.com/ John Goatbirth

      Paul Walker wasn’t driving the car, you fucking idiot.

      • RU4Sure

        Paul Walker was riding in the car, you fucking idiot. He could have stopped his friend at any minute from doing this. And his lousy films promoted this kind of speeding. It is really disgusting, and people like you who “admire” Paul Walker, are disgusting. Get it, moron???

        • GrowUPman

          Please explain to me how you stop the person driving the car? Please explain a scenario where the person you’re riding with mashes the gas and you make them stop? You could ask politely or not so politely but that doesn’t mean they will listen. Who are you to assume your opinion is the correct one and just push it on people accompanied by your vulgarity and malice. In my opinion you’re an extremely unlikable, simpleminded bully.

          • RU4Sure

            Yes, I do assume my opinion on the matter of Paul Walker, and all the IDIOTS who “admire” him, is the correct one. I support driving safely. I condemn movies that promote speeding, especially to pubscent boys who love to speed anyway. I dispise people to support unsafe driving, which amounts to their supporting KILLING PEOPLE ON THE ROAD. If I use profanity, it is because I am furious at people who try to justify this behavior. If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, or had someone you love die in one, you would understand this.

        • http://jam.com/ John Goatbirth

          In one comment you’ve proven your intense vacuousness. In future, dear, try to be less fatuous. This includes: not making assumptions, thinking logically about situations, applying reason, and considering the full context of a situation and/or industry. From here you might be able to structure a thoughtful comment, rather than puerile, nonsensical gibberish.

          • RU4Sure

            Gee John, you used the words “vacuousness”. and “puerile”. You must have looked these up just to put in your stupid post. As for “logic”, well my “dear” you seem to be on the side of trying to justify driving 100 MPH on public roads…. that isn’t exactly what most people would consider “logical” now is it ?? Essentially I would say you should immediately fuck yourself.

          • Cary Doyle

            You sir are tool. The Fast series of movies is quite plainly entertainment, and if anyone, pubescent, or not is motivated to copy the driving in them then they are as idiotic as you.

            I know no one who would do so. Perhaps if you do then you should examine whom you choose as friends.

          • http://jam.com/ John Goatbirth

            Again, more assumptions. You have a very simplistic way of thinking – your argument is based on making up things I’ve not even alluded too. Not very bright, darling. Specious at best, frankly. You have to try harder – and get your facts right.

            As for the “big” words – read more books. Perhaps if you weren’t watching crap films like Fast and the Furious you’d learn something. :o)

          • RU4Sure

            Talk about false assumptions… WOW. Blah, blah,blah. You’re not worth my time anymore. Get a life moron.

          • http://jam.com/ John Goatbirth

            What a tedious hypocrite. Your stupidity could not be more obvious. Good riddance, dumbo.

        • Virgo

          You must admire him as well if you clicked on this talking about him. Why even bother? Just to talk about someone who is dead? Get a life!! He couldn’t stop his friend from pushing the gas pedal. You can’t stop a plane from picking up speed, bus or train. It’s whoever is behind the wheel that has control dumb ass. Yea his movies are about speed in cars, doesn’t mean you have to speed. Just as well movies who is all about mafia, drugs, and sex doesn’t mean you have to do them. It’s all about entertainment!!

          • RU4Sure

            Gee, Virgo, I guess you’re a fucking idiot too. Like you’re saying Paul Walker is just a helpless victim who had no idea his friend was going to speed, and who can’t control what kind of car he gets into and what the driver is doing. I would NEVER BE IN A CAR GOING 100 MPH ON A PUBLIC STREET…. PERIOD !!! Sorry to say this, but all speeed freeks deserve to DIE. You idiots don’t care who you kill, so STAY OF THE ROADS, OR DIE !!!!

  • walt

    Just ignore the are RU4Sure idiot…He is obviously a pathetic piece of trash!

    • RU4Sure

      Ignore me if you wish, but admit it… at least I beieve in following the rules of the road and I don’t KILL PEOPLE. You speed freeks deserve to DIE, or at least be in jail for a VERY LONG TIME.

  • Cyber Slammer

    Just found unreleased footage: