Paul’s co-star Kurt Russell admits that Paul’s sudden death prompted the writers to ‘rewrite’ the plot, so that Paul’s character can be written out of the film. HollywoodLifers, do you think they should write Paul out of the script forever?
Writers of the Fast & Furious 7 are working nonstop to find a way to deal with the horrible death of their star, Paul Walker. Kurt Russell, who plays Vin Diesel‘s father in the film, spoke out about the intense process the creative team is going through during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival.
‘Fast & Furious 7’ Will Have Major Re-Writes After Paul Walker’s Death
The actor said that “rewrites” have been taking place ever since the Nov. 30 death of Paul.
“They’re having to rewrite, they’re having to do whatever they’re having to do to deal with the situation,” he said. “Listen, it’s catastrophic. It’s the worst thing that could happen to a movie, but it’s not as bad as what happened to Paul. So everything is in perspective.”
The film’s release date was pushed back an entire year, to April 2015, after Paul’s fatal car crash.
“Whether or not this guy dies off in the movie, we don’t know,” he said. “And that may have changed now significantly, too.”
But keep in mind that on Jan. 3, producers said that Paul’s character would “Retire” and not be killed off, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Vin Diesel Helping Plan Dramatic Exit For Paul In ‘Fast & Furious 7’
Vin took to his Facebook page on Jan. 9 and shared a touching photo of himself with Paul: “We always took pride in trying to make each one better than the last.”
But the most telling part of the post was when Vin wrote: “P.s. Tomorrow we meet with the studio, regarding the future of the Fast saga…and the completion of Seven.”
It definitely sounds like the cast and crew has a lot to decide but luckily they still have plenty of time. HollywoodLifers, do you think they should retire or kill off Paul’s character?
— Chloe Melas