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.
A statement from Universal Pictures today announced that production on Fast and Furious 7 has been halted indefinitely in the wake of lead actor Paul Walker’s death. Walker had shot half of his scenes for the action franchise film, which was scheduled for release next July 11th, before his fatal car accident.