Paul Walker’s death has halted the production of Fast & Furious 7 indefinitely.
Universal Studios announced the new development on Wednesday via a statement to the media:
Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers.
At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.
We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.
Hours after the announcement, Universal released a moving video tribute to the fallen star (watch below).
Production of Fast and Furious 7 was temporarily halted after news of Walker’s tragic death broke … and as we previously reported, Vin Diesel, Tyrese and the rest are in no mood to continue with the shooting.