CGI and body doubles will be used to finish filming the latest Fast & Furious film in light of Paul Walker’s tragic death.
The late Paul Walker will be played by a mixture of four body doubles and CGI of the actor’s face and voice in The Fast & Furious 7 movie, it has been reported. The New York Daily News said the remaining films will use the body doubles “for movement and as a base”.
“They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul’s physique and they will be used for movement and as a base. Paul’s face and voice will be used on top using CGI,” an unnamed production source is quoted as saying.
The report also claims FBI detective Brian O’Connor, played by Paul Walker, will retire in the movie and not be killed off as originally planned.
The Fast & Furious 7, which will be the latest movie from Universal in the US$2 billion dollar franchise, is expected arrive in cinemas from April 10th, 2015. Production of the film will resume from March 31st in Abu Dhabi.
40-year-old Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30th along with his friend Roger Rodas. He was a passenger at the time when the Porsche Carrera GT he was in crashed into a tree at more than 100mph.
Tributes for the star poured in at the time of his death and continue to do so. Vin Diesel, who plays Dominic Toretto in the movies, recently posted a second image of the actor at his home. It has since received more than 350,000 Facebook likes and 2,700 Shares.