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    USES OLD FRANCHISE FOOTAGES TO COMPLETE UNFINISHED SCENES IN FURIOUS 7

    Furious 7 will likely get a major boost in ticket sales this month as fans flock to the theatre to send off one of the franchise’s most beloved characters, Brian O’Conner, played by the late Paul Walker. Following the death of the film star during the movie’s production in 2013, it was soon after announced that the filmmakers would continue with the project – what no one knew though, was how. It was revealed months ago that, in a shocking display of family values, Walker’s real-life brothers would join his on-screen family to act as body doubles to finish the movie. Paul Walker was involved in a fatal car accident in the middle of filming the upcoming action flick and, thus, director James Wan needed to use Caleb and Cody Walker and a mishmash of existing footage from the previous movies to finish Furious 7.A news article from The Hollywood Reporter tried to get more details on the camera and editing tricks used to recreate O’Connor being that his actor couldn’t physically be onset. Unfortunately, Universal declined to share the specific details of the movie magic used to keep Walker’s character going long enough to write him out of the series.

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