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Fast & Furious 7, production of which had been shut down in light of Paul Walker’s tragic death, will go on, and be released April 10, 2015, Vin Diesel shared on Facebook.

It had originally been set to open July 11. Vin Diesel wrote: "The last scene we filmed together… There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared."

"In the film we were now completing… the magic captured… and, in just how far we’ve come… Fast and Furious 7 will be released… April 10th 2015!"

"P.S. He’d want you to know first…"

Paul Walker Tribute Video

An informed source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Paul Walker will appear in Fast & Furious 7, although further details were not available.

Walker was on break from shooting Fast & Furious 7, was at a charity car show when he hopped into the passenger seat of a limited-edition red Porsche.


His friend, Roger Rodas, 38, had been driving the car when it crashed on Rye Canyon Loop in Valencia. Both Walker, 40, and Rodas died in the crash.

Universal announced after the November 30 crash that production would be put on hold so that the shocked and bereaved cast and crew could mourn.

Sources say writer Chris Morgan and director James Wan are hoping to write out and retire Paul Walker’s character using scenes already completed.

The seventh installment in the hit franchise was to star Walker, Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Dwayne Johnson.

Walker, known for playing ex-cop Brian O’Conner, had also starred in Varsity Blues, Pleasantville and Hours, which opened in theaters this past weekend.

Check out one of his film interviews below, and the trailer for Hours:

Paul Walker: One of His Final Interviews