When Paul Walker tragically died last November during a Thanksgiving break on the Fast & Furious 7 shoot, Universal Pictures was understandably forced to indefinitely shut down production on the movie.
They quickly decided they would keep Walker in the movie, using his performance that he’d filmed so far, but the script would therefore need extensive rewrites to accommodate this, with Walkers character being retired rather than killed off. Now THR reports that the movie is gearing up to resume shooting with the cast and crew planning to reunite close to Atlanta on or near April 1.
The shoot there is scheduled to last between six and eight weeks in Atlanta. It’s believed the movie will then continue to shoot in other locations – LA and Dubai have been mentioned.
The film is currently due for release April 10th, 2015.