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Fast & Furious release date brought forward

03 JULY 2014

Fast & Furious 7, the latest installment of the racing movie franchise starring late actor Paul Walker, will hit cinema screens earlier than planned.

The action-packed movie, which was set for release on 10 April, has been brought forward by one week to 3 April.

The new release date comes after filming of the highly-anticipated movie recently wrapped up.

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Final scenes were filmed with late actor Paul Walker's lookalike brother Cody 

Fast & Furious star Dwayne Johnson shared the high moment with fans on Twitter. "Thats a wrap. #RockWan #Fast7 RT: @creepypuppet: One of the best ever! Laughter & professionalism! Let's do it again!"

The film was originally due for release last November but was delayed due to the death of Paul, who tragically died in a car crash at the age of 40.

The pair had gone for a ride in a Porsche, which was travelling at approximately 90mph when it lost control on a suburban street and crashed in November 2013.

 

Dwayne Johnson shared the momento of the final wrap with fans

Filming of Fast & Furious continued with the help of face replacement technology, which is being used to complete Paul's unfinished scenes, as well as collaboration from the late actor's two brothers Cody and Caleb.

Producers wrote on the film's Facebook page: "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.
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Dwayne Johnson pictured with late friend and fellow actor Paul Walker


"We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too.

"We have resumed shooting," the statement added, "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."

Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham and Jordana Brewster also star in the film.

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