Cody Walker, Paul Walker and Caleb Walker during MGM Pictures and Columbia Pictures “Into the Blue” after party at Napa Valley Grill in Westwood, Calif.
Paul Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody will help finish “Fast & Furious 7” after the actor died last year in a car crash.
“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,” the franchise posted on Facebook on Tuesday.
“Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.”
The post continued, “Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career … We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family.
Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.”
The post added that the movie is less than a year away from release in 2015. Co-star Vin Diesel had posted last year that the movie would come out next April.
“This film is the most important we’ve ever done together,” the post continued. “It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner [played by Walker] to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.”
Walker died Nov. 30, after the car he was riding in crashed near a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.