FAST & FURIOUS 7 Wraps Production; Shares Heartfelt Note and New Image Commemorating Tough Shoot

     July 10, 2014


Shooting has just officially wrapped on Fast & Furious 7.  The tumultuous, to say the least, production faced innumerable hurdles following the tragic death of star Paul Walker in November.  I imagine those involved are glad they pushed on but relieved that the ordeal is drawing to a close.  I also imagine director James Wan has a bear of a post-production schedule ahead of him. Assembling the film in the proper manner to respectfully work around Walker’s death (and the various methods employed in replacing him) has to be a pretty intense juggling act.

Hit the jump to read a heartfelt note from the team and see a new Fast & Furious 7 image.  The film also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, John Brotherton, Djimon Hounsou, and Kurt RussellFast & Furious 7 opens in theaters on April 3, 2015.

fast-furious-7-paul-walker-vin-diesel-1The full image can be found below the following post from the Fast & Furious Facebook page:

We made it.

Today we completed the last shot in the production of FAST & FURIOUS 7.

We wanted to take this moment to express how thankful we are for your support. We felt the love and strength from our fans throughout this journey, and it’s because of you that we got here.

There was a time when we didn’t know how we could go on, or even if we should. But we listened to you, and you inspired us not only to keep going but to try and make the best FAST & FURIOUS movie yet.

Our FAST family has been together for almost fifteen years now and has grown a lot in that time. From the start, Vin has been our leader who feels what’s right for FAST in his gut and in his heart. When we had to stop production last year, Vin gathered us back together and moved us forward when we needed it most. He led us to this day.

Some of us have been here from the very beginning. Vin, Michelle, Jordana and our producer Neal all go back to that first little movie we shot on the streets of LA. We came back to LA in FAST 7, and it was an especially emotional homecoming for those who’ve grown up with each other since that first shoot.

There are those we count as brothers who we gathered along the way and are with us again: Dwayne, Tyrese, Luda, Lucas and our writer, Chris. We’ve got some new additions this time in Jason, Kurt, Djimon, Nathalie and our director, James. Caleb and Cody joined us to honor their brother and help complete his work.

Our family is big and strong but it won’t ever quite be whole again without Paul.

All of us — those who’ve been here from the start and those whose first FAST film is 7 — wanted to create a special film for him and for you. We believe we have.

Thank you for being there for us. You are the biggest part of our family, and we couldn’t have gotten here without you.

The countdown to April 3 begins.

With love,

Your FAST & FURIOUS Family


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  • Raptor Jesus

    Nicely done.

  • Dan_K

    Who would have ever thought that this franchise has become what it is? I say that as someone whose seen every film in a theater and loved them all to varying degrees, but it’s been one of the most pleasant surprises of the last decade.

    • dolphin558

      Indeed. The first sequel made sense based on the success of the first. The fact that the franchise not only re-energized after Tokyo Drift but got bigger AND better came as a shock. I didn’t see it coming. How DID FF4 get greenlighted? It must have been Vin Diesel’s decision to come back.

      • Dan_K

        I believe you are correct. I’d have to dig up the interview someplace but I recall Vin saying Universal wanted him back and he agreed if they would back the new Riddick project.

  • MCP

    Man, nice one guys! I hope that most theaters stock up on Kleenex tissue and pass them out to all who attends the screening. As I doubt their will be a dry eye in the crowd, I know I will…

    • Hunter

      Yeah I may have to go see this solo and sit in the corner.

      • dolphin558

        Initially I thought you said s*it in the corner.

    • Kaine Morrison

      I’m bringing 2 boxes!