Fast and Furious 7 Script is Being Rewritten

Fast and Furious 7

The script for Fast and Furious 7 is being rewritten according to The Hollywood Reporter. The recent death of the charismatic FF7 hero Paul Walker triggered this move of the production house, Universal Studios. According to the details over the media, most of the scenes of FF7 have already been shot. The optimum thing would be to use those scenes and re-work the story to give Walker’s character a respectful exit.

Walker’s role as Brian O’Connor is a very sensitive and pivotal one in FF7. There has been almost $150 million already invested in FF7, so Universal Pictures is trying to adjust the script a so they can utilize that investment. A source close to The Hollywood Reporter said that, “there’s not really a road map.”

Instead of starting production afresh, Universal is weighing options for using that investment to complete production while giving Walkers character a respectful exit. Fast and Furious  and Walker already have a huge fan base, so even if the  FF7 script is modified a little bit it should not cause a problem with the franchise.

Although the humane thing for Universal is to stand beside the bereaved family members, the huge investment in the film has made the production authorities a little worried it seems. If the script is rewritten, then the final scenes of the movie have to be used judiciously so that Walker’s exit can be tactical as well as smooth.

As per THR the shooting should start by late January and the screenwriter, Chris Morgan, has already started working on the script. It seems that the death of Walker has created a great deal of pressure on Universal Pictures. Shooting of Fast and Furious 7 was put on hold for some time after the star’s demise. The desperation to make the film work without Walker is quite visible on the production house, according to several sources.

The rewriting of the script towards a workable ending can be done in several ways that should satisfy fans of the franchise and pay appropriate homage to Walker’s memory. The love and respect which Walker commanded from his fans is overwhelming and squeezing out a super hit in FF7 is definitely a challenge for the director James Wan.

Studio chairman Donna Langley and production co-president Jeffrey Kirschenbaum were charged with the huge responsibility of finding a creative solution to Fast and Furious 7. If the rumors in social media are to be believed, the firm Fireman’s Fund has to pay the full amount of $150 million to Universal Pictures if the franchise decides to start afresh.

Neither Universal Pictures nor the Fireman’s Fund has commented on any such scenario. It is very well understood that if the script is rewritten then a lot of calculations will come into play. Be it James Wan, Chris Morgan, or Donna Langley, the pressure in on everybody. After all, it is the Fast and Furious 7 script they are rewriting, and fans of both the movies and Walker have high expectations.

By Sunando Basu

Related:
Paul Walker Lookalike Brother Cody Walker to Play Brian O’Connor in Fast and Furious 7?
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Sources:
Daily Mail

Hollywood Reporter
The Verge

15 Responses to "Fast and Furious 7 Script is Being Rewritten"

  1. bimbo   July 5, 2014 at 11:02 am

    That sounds great

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  2. Leota   January 14, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I think of no better way than have his brother do it I think he would definatley want to give it his all like Paul did in everything

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  3. amber pratt   December 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Cody will do great for his brother keep it the same

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  4. juan   December 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Please Do not rewrite.

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  5. Dharmendra   December 22, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Please do you continue shooting scenes with Paul walker’s brother.

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  6. Wendy   December 22, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Please do not rewrite. Not only is it not fair to his memory it is not fair to his fans. There is clearly a respectful way they can keep him in it and still make a wonderful movie. I think his family and loved ones would agree Paul would want them to finish FF7 as close to the way planned as possible…remember when they made the one without him…not half as good as rest. RIP Paul Walker❤

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  7. sue   December 22, 2013 at 3:20 am

    ‘re write the ending yes so Paul has a respectfully exit but to write him out of it altogether well do you think he would be happy about that looking down on those that changed it and curseing them and yes have his brother but just chose the right one a very very big fan r.I.p Paul we love you and will miss your face in the media all ways be in our hearts tho

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  8. Lloyd   December 22, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I do agree with ema do not rewrite

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  9. zoe wallace   December 22, 2013 at 12:14 am

    plz let pauls brother finish the movie onhis behalf he would have been so proud plz do not rewrite the movie plz alow him to do this for his brother rip paul xxx

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  10. Lisa   December 22, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I feel that to make any digital reproduction of him would be a disgrace. Make this movie about and for Paul. He filmed half the movie. Let it end there. Anyone who is a fan should feel cheated to see a fake “Brian” on screen. Don’t desecrate his memory by making a falsehood. Let Paul lie in peace and don’t try to resurrect him in a less than human manner.

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  11. Lisa   December 21, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    The main thing is to make sure that Brian is a presence is all movies to come. Make it his legacy. He made these movies and should be represented in some way through it all.

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  12. REW   December 21, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    They need to bring sean (Lucas Black) into the movie and not just for a few minutes he was with Han he knows all the details of what went on in Tokyo and bring neela in too she was smoking hott.

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  13. ema   December 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Definetely continue movie scenes with using his brother for . Paul is proud looking from up heaven how ppl apperciate him and it would be honor for his brother to pay respect for his brother by playing him in final scenes. So continue shooting scenes dont rewrite pls. He would not want that i am sure.

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  14. William McCormick   December 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    it would suck if they had to reboot the whole film all over again I recken keep it the way it is and don’t change a thing about it because these days they make a lot of movies that end up being reboot’s half them suck and some turn out better then other films that come out in cinema’s today I will still go watch the film regardless what the haters out there say about it in genral I think you go see a film for your self like any film and make your own mind up about it if it was good then it was good and if it was bad movie then don’t go watch it like most people these days waste there money on going to see films and they end up commenting on it which I hate it when they do that I think it will be very great film regardless what other people out there might say and think about it

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  15. william McCoormick   December 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    i will be glad be glad when they hurry up and the movie out in cinema’s so go and watch it next year can’t wait so they can give paul walker a final farwell for all the fans out there god rest so then paul walker can be finaly rest in rip.

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