Paul Walker to be represented in Fast and Furious 8

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 January 2016
Vin and Paul in 2011

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker

NBC Universal vice-chairman Ron Meyer has announced that the late Paul Walker will be "represented" in 'Fast and Furious 8'

Paul Walker will be "represented" in 'Fast and Furious 8'.

The late Hollywood actor - who died at the age of 40, after a tragic car incident in Santa Clarita, California, in 2013 - is going to be featured in the eighth film in the blockbuster franchise in "some form or another", NBC Universal vice-chairman Ron Meyer has announced.

Asked if Paul's character Brian O'Conner will be in the movie, Meyer said: "Paul won't be in it, but he'll be represented in some form or another, but whether his image is in it, I can't tell you yet, but he won't be in the film as a performer, as an actor, the way we did it last time."

In 'Fast and Furious 7' Paul's image was shot using CGI and his younger brother, Cody Walker, 27, played the body double of his character Brian O'Conner.

Universal's Ron also promises the film will be much-like the other films without Paul.

He added: "It will still be 'Fast and Furious,' it will just be without Paul."

Elsewhere, actor Vin Diesel - who reprises his lead role as Dominic Toretto - teased that the upcoming movies will be a lot darker and this will be brought out by 'Straight Outta Compton' director Gary Grey.

Vin told Variety: "We have a director who is going to bring the darkness out and bring out the character."

'Fast and Furious 8' is expected to be released on April 14, 2017.

Fast & Furious 8

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: F. Gary Gray
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren
  • UK release: 14 April 2017

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