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For several months now, we’ve known that Paul Walker would remain in Fast & Furious 7, despite his tragic death. Universal announced that they would retire the character but that he would still show up via body doubles and CGI. Today, we’re hearing that the actor’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, will be helping out with the production.
If you recall, shortly after Walker’s death, both of his brothers were said to have been approached by the studio. At the time though, we hadn’t received any official confirmation. Now, Universal has made an announcement on the film’s Facebook page, explaining what exactly is going on.
Check it out below:
The Fast & Furious saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly »
- Matt Joseph
The Fast & Furious saga was dealt an unimaginable blow at the end of last year, when leading man Paul Walker died in a tragic car accident. Production on the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 was halted, giving the cast and crew time to grieve for their lost family member, and to make a decision as to what to do with the incomplete film.
It was soon decided that the franchise would continue, using the footage that Walker had already shot for the seventh movie, and production started up again earlier this month.
The way in which the film would continue was still unknown when it did, but now the franchise’s Facebook has revealed that Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, are stepping in to help complete the rest of the film in his place.
We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast family. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Fast & Furious 7 is back up and running after the tragic death of franchise star Paul Walker, and as rumored in a story from December, the actor's two brothers, Caleb Walker and Cody Walker, will be standing-in for some uncompleted action sequences as this sequel prepares to send Walker's character Brian O'Conner off into the sunset. As previously reported, the film will also use CGI to help finalize the movie in honor of the fallen action star.
Paul Walker had already done most of the dramatic work needed for this follow-up to last year's Fast & Furious 6. It was decided by director James Wan, the cast and his crew that they would rework the screenplay so that they didn't have to scrap any of the late Walker's finished scenes.
Here is the official statement from the makers of Fast & Furious 7
A Note to the Fans of Fast & Furious
The Fast & Furious saga is about family. »
Back in March a rumor circulated that the production of Fast & Furious 7 would use body doubles and facial replacement to fill in gaps in the action due to the unfortunate death of star Paul Walker. This wasn't really all that newsworthy given facial replacement is used a lot in Hollywood, but today Universal has officially confirmed the news while adding information that it's Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker, that have joined the production to help out. Here's the official statement from the studio's Facebook page: The Fast & Furious saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans. Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, »
- Brad Brevet
Few films in the history of horror cinema have had a greater impact on the genre than John Carpenter's The Thing. The film, simply put, is as close to perfect as they come. Now it's time to take a look back and check out the press kit for this 1982 masterpiece.
The kit, which has been uploaded to imgur, is dated February 11, 1982, and is filled with all sorts of incredible goodies such as the original press notes, the summary of the film which was not for publication, as well as a wealth of photos, etc.
Check it out below, and then wipe the drool from your mouth and wish you had this bad boy in your collection!
God bless the internet!
Kurt Russell starred in the film about scientists in the Antarctic who are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
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- Steve Barton
Universal Studios Hollywood announced today that the theme park will debut a new attraction entitled Fast & Furious: Supercharged, based on the hit Fast & Furious movie franchise. While it isn't known exactly when this will debut, it will likely arrive in conjunction with Fast & Furious 7, slated for release on April 10, 2015. Take a look at the first image from this upcoming ride, then read on for more details.
Just announced! @FastFurious—Supercharged is coming to @UniStudios Hollywood in 2015! #FastFuriousRidepic.twitter.com/PyJUCFVFGn
— Universal Studios (@UniStudios) April 8, 2014
The ride will be similar to the park's King Kong 360 3D, where occupants of the studio's back-lot trams will be encompassed by 400-foot movie screens. Here's what Universal Creative executive producer Chuck Russell had to say about Fast & Furious: Supercharged in a brief statement.
"We're going to make it feel like those trams are being pulled through the streets at speeds of over 100 miles per hour. »
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and the dwarves are back for the second film in this Tolkien cycle. Bilbo goes toe to scaly toe with Smaug, a dragon voiced by Freeman's "Sherlock" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch.
Why We're In: Even if you don't spring for the fancy Blu-ray set, you'll still get some goodies in this 2-disc package -- including the option to press pause while you take a bathroom break.
Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week
What's It About? Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern are Sailor and Lula, two crazy, star-crossed lovers in David Lynch's tribute to "The Wizard of Oz," Elvis, road movies, and much more. Sleazy, crazy, and sexy.
Why We're In: This Blu-ray is packed with extras that are sure to please everyone who's wild at heart. »
- Jenni Miller
With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.
Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…
1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.
However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »
When it comes to natural acting talent, you'd be pretty safe to assume that Wyatt Russell's got it. The son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn makes a memorable appearance in the upcoming comedy sequel, 22 Jump Street, as Zook, a new bestie for Channing Tatum's Jenko, which puts Jonah Hill's Schmidt in an awkward friend zone. While on set between takes of a meet-cute between Zook and Jenko, our small group of online journalists had a chance to talk to Russell about the film. Russell talked about his reaction to seeing the first film, using improv on set, overcoming injuries while playing professional hockey, and whether or not the other cast members asked him about his famous parents. Hit the jump to see what he had to say, and check out 22 Jump Street when it opens June 13th. Question: Obviously this is your first scene in the movie. »
- Dave Trumbore
Tom Selleck has signed on to narrate “Arnie,” a three-night Golf Channel documentary about the life of golf legend Arnold Palmer. The production has interviewed more than 100 people for the film, including former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, golfers Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, actor Kurt Russell, NFL star Peyton Manning, and model Kate Upton. Also read: Nickelback Channels Tom Selleck, Robocop in Response to Detroit Football Fans’ Petition (Video) Selleck, who has appeared in more than 50 film and television roles, will help tell the story of the legions of Palmer fans known as “Arnie's. »
- Tim Molloy
Top 10 Ryan Lambie 4 Apr 2014 - 06:26
There's nothing new about directors returning to the stories and characters they first brought to the screen years before. Director Fritz Lang directed his first film featuring the mesmeric master of disguises Doctor Mabuse in 1922; he then returned to make The Testament Of Dr Mabuse in 1933, before heading back one final time for The Thousand Eyes Of Dr Mabuse in 1960 - the director's last film.
In recent years, however, it's become increasingly common for directors to return to the film series they began years earlier. It's an attempt, perhaps, to return to themes that still interest them, or to tell a new story in the same landscape as before, or maybe because of a Hollywood deal too lucrative to turn down. As the selection below proves, »
Reviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com
We Are What We Are (2013)
Directed by: Jim Mickle
I chose “We are what we are” without knowing it was a remake, and maybe that’s best. Just a random selection from sometimes hit and sometimes miss Netflix recommendations. I just knew that it was about a family of cannibals by reading the synopsis that appears when I hovered the cursor over it. Instead of being horrified throughout, I got that feeling you get when you are an outside spectator to an awkward family conversation. Because first and foremost this is a film is about family. It’s almost a story about a family adjusting after a tragic loss. »
News Simon Brew 1 Apr 2014 - 06:47
Filming is back underway on Fast & Furious 7, director James Wan confirms.
Director James Wan has confirmed that cameras are rolling once again on the upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 7. Following the tragic death of Paul Walker at the end of November, a lot of work has gone into reworking the film, whose production was swiftly postponed. As such, Walker's role in the movie will be preserved.
Ahead of the Fast & Furious team - which includes Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson and Kurt Russell - is a further six to eight weeks of photography. And then Fast & Furious 7 will be in cinemas on April 10th 2015.
Here's the image the Wan posted, to confirm the start of shooting again.
More on the film as we hear it.
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Fast & Furious 7 is back in business as shooting resumed on set today. Director James Wan confirmed that his cast and crew were back in place for this delayed sequel, sending out an Instagram photo of the production slate.
Fast & Furious 7 had been on an extended hiatus following the death of franchise star Paul Walker on November 30. Shooting is expected to continue for 6 to 8 more weeks, with a revised storyline that will retire Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner character in a move that sees him walking off into the sunset as opposed to being killed off on screen. Stand-ins and CGI will be used to finish scenes involving O'Conner.
Fast & Furious 7 comes to theaters April 10th, 2015 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Kurt Russell, Jordana Brewster, Lucas Black. The film is directed by James Wan. »
Production has resumed today on Universal Pictures' Fast & Furious 7 . The production has been on a long hiatus since the November 30 death of Paul Walker . Director James Wan posted the below image of one of today's production slates to his Instagram feed and you can check it out below! The shoot is expected to continue for the next six to eight weeks. The film's cast includes, in addition to the late Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black and John Brotherton. Fast & Furious 7 hits theaters on April 10, 2015. »
What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. Like always, art is subjective, so before you rabid fright fiends call foul on me, just remember, this is “Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time”, so it is just that: mine. So if you disagree, comment and tell me yours, as Icons of Fright has always been for the fans and comprised Of fans, so feel free to sound off! With all of that said, it’s go time!
10.) Re-animator (1985)
- Jerry Smith
Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42
Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup
Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.
But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.
If there’s a more infectiously affable and charismatic actor than Kurt Russell then I don’t know of him or her. Sure there are performers with more dramatic range, others that are more consistently hilarious, and still others who look better in women’s clothing, but for my money none of them set me as instantly at ease as Russell. It’s what makes his near six-year absence from movie screens (2011′s little-seen Touchback aside) that much more frustrating. And it’s what makes the new heist comedy, The Art of the Steal, that much more enjoyable. Crunch Calhoun (Russell) is one of the best wheelmen in the business, but when his latest score goes bad he winds up serving hard time in a Polish jail. It’s not that he got caught, it’s that his brother Nicky (Matt Dillon) sold him out to save his own butt. A »
- Rob Hunter
This year’s CinemaCon event – a gathering of those involved in the distribution and exhibition of movies, as well as various allied industries (concession suppliers etc.) – was technically kicked off by Paramount, which debuted footage from Transformers: Age Of Extinction and rolled out The Rock to debut the Hercules trailer you can see here. Universal’s turn came the following day, and the studio pointed to its franchise successes as the keys to its future.A few minutes of footage from the latest chapter of the studio’s prime success story, Fast & Furious 7 was shown, despite the film being pushed back to 2015 due to Paul Walker’s death. Walker was still front and centre in the scenes we saw along with other veterans Vin Diesel, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and, to a lesser degree in these clips, Dwayne Johnson. Jason Statham and Kurt Russell were also glimpsed in a »
Las Vegas - 2013 was the biggest year at the box office for Universal Pictures. They had surprise hits like "The Purge," the studio's highest grossing individual movie ever with "Despicable Me 2," and "Fast and Furious 6" opened to a staggering $97.3 million. The year also ended on a sad note, however, with the unexpected passing of "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker during a production break from the seventh installment of the franchise. The sequel was pushed from its 2014 to 2015 release date to deal with re-shoots necessitated by Walker's death and many wondered how the studio would position the action blockbuster at its 2014 CinemaCon presentation to the world's theater owners. They ended up taking the ultra conservative approach and stuck to business. The footage from "Fast and Furious 7" finds Dominic (Vin Diesel), Brian (Walker) and their crew in the middle of another adventure. What the job is this time around wasn't clear from the preview, »
- Gregory Ellwood
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