Filming of Fast and Furious 7 was put on hold after actor Paul Walker’s death last year, but shooting has resumed in Atlanta, Ga. this week.
The cast and crew of the franchise’s seventh film officially headed back to work, less than four months after the tragic death of Walker, who died in a car crash in late November.
Tyrese, the actor who plays Roman Pearce in the franchise, posted a photo of Dubai on Instagram Tuesday with the caption, “I’m back.”
He is the only cast member thus far to comment on production.
Universal Pictures confirmed that filming would resume in Atlanta on March 31 and last for a period of six to eight weeks, but production has reportedly resumed ahead of schedule.
Local news in Atlanta confirmed with downtown businesses that they received notice there would be scheduled lane closures and special effects on site March 16-22.
“The work will include automotive stunts, simulated combat, and special effects,” including explosions and munitions fire, the notice said.
Walker shot a number of scenes for the film before his untimely death on Nov. 30, 2013. It is to be his sixth appearance in the franchise as the character Brian O’Conner. The actor did not appear in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Walker died instantly in a car crash in Southern California late last year, when he was the passenger in a friend’s car. The vehicle lost control and slammed into a tree, and burst into flames.
Universal has not yet commented on how the film will handle saying goodbye to Walker’s character, but it was confirmed he will be in the film.
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