The studio announced Wednesday that the film will shut down “for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.”
The seventh installment of the street car racing series had begun shooting in September. While much of “Fast & Furious 7” has been filmed, it’s far from complete.
When Walker died in a fiery car crash Saturday north of Los Angeles, the film was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shooting had been planned to resume Monday in Atlanta, but production was put on hold following Walker’s death.
Universal had been trying to fast-track “Fast & Furious 7” for a July 11 release, a date that’s likely to be postponed. Universal hasn’t yet announced any release date change.
“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,” the studio said in a statement. -ABC News
It’s official “Fast 7” is officially shutdown until further notice. Not that I thought this wouldn’t happen, but I had a sliver of optimism about the whole thing. Losing Paul Walker earlier in the week was a huge blow to the franchise. Say what you want about the “fast” movies, but I enjoyed them. I am a huge car guy and these movies brought my obsession to life. I dare you to tell me that you didn’t want to be Brian O’Conner or Dom Toretto after the credits rolled on one of these movies, I dare you! The cast, especially Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, and his originally cast-mates, have to be totally distraught after what happened on Saturday. I don’t think they could have returned to set, even if it was still in production.
I think the movie will eventually be rewritten and get the green light, but until then I send my condolences to everyone that worked with Paul during his tragically short acting career. Moving forward will not be easy for the cast, but I think it can be done.
Movie was set to be released on July 11th 2014, my birthday. What a kick to the nuts.
Again, with a heavy heart. R.I.P Paul
(Source) “The federal government shutdown could leave America’s craft brewers with a serious hangover.
Stores will still offer plenty of suds. But the shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry, whose customers expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers.
Mike Brenner is trying to open a craft brewery in Milwaukee by December. His application to include a tasting room is now on hold, as are his plans to file paperwork for four labels over the next few weeks. He expects to lose about $8,000 for every month his opening is delayed.”
You see that quote above me? That’s a quote from one of the founding fathers of these here United States. Now if politicians want to make everyone angry and depressed and shut down the government that’s fine. How do Americans cope with anger and depression? We drink beer. Now you’re trying to tell me these same politicians are trying to take away our beer? Now you’ve gone and messed around with the wrong portion of the population. Shutting down the national parks? Fine, most national parks employees are 100 years old. Shutting down the chemical safety and hazard investigation board? Kind of disturbing but fine, we’ll deal with it. But when you mess with beer, you’re dealing with a lot of unstable people, including myself. Drinking beer keeps our dreams alive. Maybe we didn’t become professional athletes, or race car drivers or astronauts. But we wake up everyday and go to work, then we come home, buy some beer and keep the economy moving forward. You take people like me and Matt out of the equation and society itself will crumble. Shut down the government. Shut up the government. I could care less. Just keep your greasy paws off my beer.