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.
Fast & Furious 7 has resumed filming in Atlanta. Shooting will effect Fairlie Street, Marietta Street & Centennial Olympic Park Dr this week
— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) March 18, 2014
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…”
tomorrow is the day they start back filming fast and furious; the crew are so brave and strong!!! RIP Paul Walker
— harrietxshanks (@lixtle_death) March 18, 2014
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.
I'm probably gonna cry when they kill off Paul Walker's character in Fast and Furious 7
— Brian (@kingb_3) March 18, 2014
Paul Walker is coming out on an action movie, I'ma go watch it and try not to cry.
— fback or i unfollow (@LouRidesHazzx) March 18, 2014
Fast & Furious 7 will hit theaters April 10, 2015.
Image via Vin Diesel, Facebook.