There’s an old saying: “The show must go on!”
Well, the producers of Fast & Furious 7 are faced with that same dilemma after the film’s star Paul Walker lost his life in a fiery car crash over the weekend.
Paul was scheduled to film some key scenes for his role in the franchise’s seventh installment this week and now the movie needs a major rewrite, but should it even continue to film?
TMZ caught up with one of the producers who didn’t really want to be bothered, and he surely didn’t want to talk about Fast & Furious. He just said now is the time to mourn.
But let’s think: Paul has only missed one Fast movie and all fans will say that it’s probably their least favorite one in the franchise. However, if we’re going back to those old sayings, there’s also one that goes, “When faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally try to ride out the bad tooth.”
Makes sense. There is a lot of money involved and the reality of the situation is that none of the actors involved are going to want to lose those Fast checks. Seven blockbuster films, billions of dollars to be made? A rewrite will get done.
We all know that Paul would have wanted the show to go on. And what other way to honor a guy who lived and died by the thing he loved?
During an interview with Motor Trend Magazine, Paul Walker said:
“After I did The Skulls, I was like, ‘I want to be either an undercover cop or I want to race cars!’ ” he said. “Universal came to me with a newspaper article about street racing in L.A. and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I grew up doing that right off Peoria in Sun Valley.’ They asked if I wanted to do it. There wasn’t even a screenplay, there was nothing, but I was like … ‘F– yeah, I want to do it!'”
While some might wonder why continue, we know that Hollywood is going to write the perfect ending for Paul Walker and his character Brian O’Conner. This will be a great way for fans and his co-stars to celebrate his life and write a better ending for a guy we lost way too soon.
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