‘Fast and Furious 7’ To Resume Shooting in Abu Dhabi in April

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Fast and Furious 7” will resume shooting in Abu Dhabi in April after halting production in December last year following the death of Paul Walker.

The Abu Dhabi Film Commission and Universal Pictures in a statement have announced that director James Wan and actor/producer Vin Diesel, as well as stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, will join the crew in Abu Dhabi to continue production.

Abu Dhabi production hub twofour54 will serve as the UAE producer of the film which will use a local crew, at least in part, and benefit from Abu Dhabi’s 30 percent rebate on qualifying local spend as a production incentive.

Shooting on the seventh installment of the highly lucrative action-thriller franchise was underway in Abu Dhabi in November 2013, but was halted after Walker, 40, who plays Brian O’Conner in the pic, died Nov. 30 in the crash of a Porsche GT in Santa Clarita, Calif. along with the car’s driver, Roger Rodas.

The death of Walker left Universal in a dilemma about what to do with the newest “Fast” installment, which had originally been planned for release on July 11 2014. The script has now been radically rewritten, though it has not been revealed whether Walker’s character will be “retired” or killed off, or how this highly sensitive matter will be handled. The film is  now scheduled for release on April 10 2015.

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  1. Bee Dee says:

    Dear author. It has been revealed that the Brian O’connor character will be retired in part 7, and not killed off.

  2. Tim says:

    Paul Walker is not in the picture you posted.

  3. John brayman says:

    It’s really sad that Paul walker is gone so early as far as fast 7 I hope u don’t use another actor to play as Brian oconner in less it’s his brother but I think the fans wouldn’t go for it so I do hope what ever u deside to do that it will honner Paul walker and maybe be the team for fast and ferious make this the best fast and ferious 7 the best one yet and my prayers go out to his family and his friends of the fast and ferious series may god ease all of ur pain and frustrations with the lost of a love one gone so early and rember him for who he was an keep him in our hearts and god bless u all. Amen to our savior Jesus whom Paul is now with watching over all of us

  4. wow may god help u through

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