Hollywood and the car world is still in shock over the sudden and tragic death of actor and devoted gear head Paul Walker. At the time of the lethal accident Walker was in the final weeks of production for "Fast and Furious 7" but still had a few key scenes left to shoot, which were scheduled to happen this week in Atlanta, Georgia. Executives from Universal Studios and the film’s director, James Wan, are currently figuring out how to handle things from here, and how exactly they’ll deal with Walker’s Brian O’Connor character.
Walker had been filming the movie since September and was on a Thanksgiving weekend hiatus when the horrific car crash occurred. It’s expected that Brian O’Connor will be written out of the franchise in some way, but the big question is how. For a blockbuster movie that’s all about high-speed car chases, stunts and explosions, it’s going to be a challenge to find an appropriate sendoff. Killing Brian O’Connor off would simply be seen as a lack of sensitivity to Walker’s many fans, family and friends, so something else is going to have to be thought up, and quickly.