‘Fast & Furious’ Release Delayed Right up until 2015

December 24th, 2013

LOS ANGELES – The present will go on: “Fast &amp Furious 7” will now get there in theaters in April 2015, a delay of 9 months, pursuing the demise of Paul Walker, one of the movie’s stars. And Mr. Walker will appear in the movie.

Universal Images made the announcement late Sunday adhering to a publish on Facebook by the actor Vin Diesel, who headlines the “Fast &amp Furious” series. (“He’d want you to know first,” Mr. Diesel wrote to his 58 million followers the put up had about 1 million “likes” by Monday morning.)

Filming on “Fast &amp Furious 7” was about 50 %-concluded when Mr. Walker was killed final month in a grisly car incident north of Los Angeles. The creation was on hiatus for Thanksgiving at the time. How Universal plans to use the current footage of Mr. Walker in the retooled movie is unfamiliar.

The new launch date will move “Fast &amp Furious 7” out of the all-critical summer time corridor – it experienced been scheduled for July – but 2015 is already jammed with blockbusters. The April date makes it possible for Universal to get edge of spring split although supplying the film a guarded pocket forward of Disney’s prepared “Avengers” sequel.

Huge difficulties stay for “Fast &amp Furious seven,” however, with advertising one of the biggest. Mr. Walker’s demise drew creepy comparisons to imagery that the automobile racing motion picture franchise offers as entertainment. Common will have to uncover a way to market the film’s intense stunts although being respectful to Mr. Walker’s memory.

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