The Show Must Go On

With "Brick Mansions" coming out, how will the "Fast & Furious" franchise continue?

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Michael Robinson Chavez

Paul Walker, the actor who was best known for his lead role in the Fast & Furious series, died on November of last year. Since then, fans have been asking how the next Fast & Furious movie will happen.

News about the upcoming addition to the Fast & Furious series has revealed that the use of CGI and four body doubles for Paul Walker’s character will be used to finish production.

For this to be achieved, there is a long and tedious process. First, the body doubles fill in for the scenes. Then a 3D scanning of Paul Walker’s face is needed to replace the body doubles’ faces with his instead. After all the editing and CGI processing, you have a complete on-camera replica of Paul Walker.

“As far as using a CGI replacement, it’s how they plan on using the character,” said Mr. Badome. “I believe they should do a tribute style performance to show respect for Paul Walker’s passing.”

It’s not the first time a film features a deceased actor for a performance. Marlon Brando was used in two popular film series like  Superman and The Godfather, even after his death. The only difference was that the technology and use of technology was a bit different back then, and production teams depended on the footage they already had of Marlon Brando.

With production of Fast & Furious 7 still in process, it will be a surprise how they portray Walker’s character and how he much he will interact with the story.