Fast and Furious 7 to release in April 2015: Vin Diesel

  • Reuters, New York
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  • Updated: Dec 24, 2013 12:28 IST

Paul Walker, one of the stars of the popular Fast and Furious fast-car action movies, died in a car crash on Saturday. A file photo of Paul Walker presenting a creation from Colcci's 2013/2014 summer collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. (Reuters photo)


Fast and Furious 7, the action film that was shut down after the sudden death in a car crash last month of actor Paul Walker will be released in April 2015, the star of the series, Vin Diesel, said on Sunday.


Diesel posted a message on his Facebook page saying "Fast and Furious 7 will be released ... April 10th 2015!" adding "P.s. He'd want you to know first ...," in an apparent reference to Walker, who was killed on Nov. 30 in a fiery car wreck in Santa Clarita in Southern California.

The film, the seventh in a series of hit films about car racing, was originally slated for release on July 11 next year, according to Universal Pictures, which is owned by Comcast Corp.

Walker became a symbol of street-racing and car culture in his role as law enforcement officer Brian O'Conner in the Fast & Furious series.

Days after the accident, which killed the car's driver as well as Walker, 40, Universal suspended production of the new movie.

The Diesel-led Fast & Furious movies, which have grossed more than $2 billion at the global box office, are one of two major franchises, along with the animated Despicable Me films, that helped turn around Universal Pictures in recent years.
 

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