When Paul Walker sadly passed away last month the whole world was taken aback. Walker, 40, was then hard at work on the seventh Fast and Furious film with still a lot of hard work required before calling it a wrap. What is clear now is that whichever way the next entry in the franchise goes, everyone involved wants to ensure a final product that pays tribute to the sorely missed actor.
There’s no doubt in anyone’s eyes that Walker would have wanted the film to move forward without him and it is clear that production is hard at working devuaubf the best way to keep the ball rolling. Since the actor’s death there has been talks of rewrites, reshoots but now The Daily Mail reports that Cody Walker, Paul’s younger brother, has been contacted by Universal Pictures with a view towards collaborating to finishing the project.
The truth is, despite being 15 years the younger, he bears a striking resemblance to Paul and we’re sure that this would be a fitting solution as there would be absolutely no need to write him out of the script and Paul would surely be proud to see none other than his own brother step up to finish what he started.
According to The Daily Mail:
They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance and if it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up they can CGI it later on. If Cody agrees it’s because he wants to honor his brother’s memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving.
Universal Pictures refused to comment on the rumour sparked by the UK newspaper stating that for the time being all their focus was on “providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers.”
We certainly think this sounds like a fitting solution. Have your say in the comments section below.