It’s become known how “Fast & Furious 7” producers solved difficult task of replacing Paul Walker in scenes he was supposed to shoot.
“They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul’s physique and they will be used for movement and as a base,” one source close to production revealed to reporters. “Paul’s face and voice will be used on top using CGI.”
The insider also added that this is option producers and Universal Pictures have decided on, and that the studio are sure fans of the popular film and the actor will feel satisfied with the result.
Walker performed part of cop Brian O’Conner in every film in every part of the franchise except for the third installment, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.”
Universal had previously revealed that the passed away star would definitely appear in the latest installment of the movie, but never addressed exactly how they would pull it off.
“Continuing the global exploits in the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead the returning cast of ‘Fast & Furious 7,’ which will be released by Universal Pictures on April 10, 2015,” the studio had said in a statement.
“James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series, and Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel return as producers.”
The cast have been shooting scenes along the streets of Atlanta, while Diesel took to his Facebook to post a picture of the last scene he filmed with Walker, writing, “There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared … in the film we were now completing … the magic captured … and, in just how far we’ve come … ‘Fast and Furious 7’ will be released … April 10th 2015! P.S. He’d want you to know first.”
Diesel, who performs one of the main characters in the movie also shared on Facebook how the tragedy changed his view of the character he plays.
“The transition into that Dom state of mind has always been an interesting one,” the star wrote. “Only this time there is added purpose, a collective goal to make this the best one in the series.”
Shooting on the seventh installation of the popular franchise had been delayed after the 40-year-old actor died in a car crash accident outside of Los Angeles on Nov. 30.
Walker was a passenger in a friend’s Porsche Carrera GT and was attending a charity event, according to a message linked to his Twitter account.
“Sadly, I must confirm that Paul did pass away this afternoon in a car accident,” Ame Van Iden, Walker’s publicist, said in an email.
Investigators who lead the case suggested that luxurious vehicle was traveling above the speed limit, and experts familiar with the model insists that the Carrera GT isn’t just for the casual driver, labeling it as “brutal” and “a handful to drive.”
“It’s a pure racer’s car,” Todd Trimble, an exotic car mechanic in Las Vegas, told CNN. “You really need to know what you’re doing when you drive them. And a lot of people are learning the hard way.”
The Carrera GT is quite dangerous to ride as it has no electronic stability control. That means it’s unforgiving with mistakes.
“Stability control is really good at correcting slides, keeping the car from getting out of shape,” race car driver Randy Pobst said.