After a long hiatus following the tragic death of Paul Walker
in November, production on Fast & Furious 7 resumed at the end of March. The Hollywood Reporter has new details on the shoot, including the techniques being used to replace Paul Walker
, and how the budget has escalated to $250 million, from a projected $200 million.
The site reports that Universal Pictures
and its insurance company, Fireman's Fund, have been at odds over what will be a record-breaking insurance claim that could exceed $50 million due to the lengthy production delay and the new 13-week shoot, which is expected to conclude in July, culminating with, "an enormous crowd scene" that will use over 600 extras in the the city of Rosamond, California.
An unidentified insider confirming a report from April that Paul Walker
's brothers, Cody Walker
and Caleb Walker
, will be used as stand-ins, with the special effects team digitally adding Paul Walker
's face in post-production.