"Fast & Furious 7" is currently "on hold" while the cast and crew take some time to mourn the loss of lead actor, Paul Walker. On Dec. 2, TMZ caught up to Neal Moritz, the film's producer. He didn't have a lot to say but he did mention that production is at a stand still right now.
"We're just going to grieve right now... we will deal with all that later," said Moritz, who was clearly trying to avoid the paparazzi. Walker was set to film some crucial scenes in Atlanta this week. Sadly, he will no longer be a part of the franchise physically. But the movies will always be "Brian O'Conner..."
The "Fast & Furious 7" was the last film that Walker worked on before his death. His last completed film "Hours" is due in theaters on Dec. 13. It is going to be with heavy hearts that the cast and crew attend the premiere of "Hours."
As for the story line of "Fast 7", IMDb states, "After Dominic Toretto and his crew helped take down Owen Shaw, his brother Ian Shaw now wants revenge." The seventh film was slated for release in 2014. It's hard to say what is going to become of the franchise now that Paul Walker is gone, but as Moritz says... now it's time to grieve. It's time to remember and cherish what Walker achieved when he was alive... not what he could have done if he wasn't killed.
The "Fast & Furious 7" won't be the same without Paul Walker... but if the movie does pan out, one can only imagine how many fans are going to flood the theaters to see how O'Conner "left" the family.
© Effie Orfanides 2013