(Relaxnews) – Initially slated to premiere in July 2014, the film was put on hold following the sudden death of one of its stars, Paul Walker, in late November.
Now, Vin Diesel himself has announced the new release date for “Fast and Furious 7” on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VinDiesel). The star indicated a US release date of April 10, 2015, accompanying this announcement with a photo of himself and Paul Walker from the last scene they shot together.
Universal Studios halted production on “Fast and Furious 7” following Walker’s tragic death in a car accident on November 30. The 40-year-old actor played the police officer Brian O’Conner in the action movie franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the character will remain in the film, still played by Paul Walker in scenes shot before his death.
Screenwriter Chris Morgan and director James Wan are working together to revise the script before inviting Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and the other stars of the film to return to the set to wrap up principal photography.