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The lack of Paul Walker's character Brian O'Conner is felt.
Paul Walker had been a staple of the 'Fast & Furious' timeline up until his untimely death back in 2013. Falling victim to a single-vehicle collision on November 30, 2013 alongside his friend Roger Rodas, the acting world felt a huge loss, and it was recently revealed the movie 'Furious 7' was almost cancelled following his death.
Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner in 'Furious 7'
Still, the franchise lived on, with Walker's moments that hadn't yet been filmed in the seventh flick filled in with special effects. Now 'Fast & Furious 8' is being released in cinemas across the globe, and Walker's lack of presence in the film is clearly felt. Despite that it's raking in big bucks in the box office, but how exactly does the movie deal with the loss of Walker? Read on to find out, but beware the spoilers...
Continue reading: Spoilers On How 'Fast & Furious 8' Deals With Paul Walker's Character
Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb helped complete his scenes in 'Furious 7'.
The brothers of the late Paul Walker have spoken about the possibility of his character Brian O’Connor making a cameo in more Fast and the Furious films. Walker tragically died in November 2013, during the filming of Furious 7, and afterwards his brothers Caleb and Cody stepped in to help complete his final scenes.
Paul Walker's brothers have discussed the possibilty of his character being ressurected
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Caleb said: "I had a phone call with Vin for about an hour and we really discussed this a while back. He wanted our blessing.” He added that Diesel asked if and when they thought it "would be acceptable to maybe bring Paul's character back… to really kind of let his fans know he's still out there.”
Rodriguez had said she felt "jealous" of her co-star Paul Walker for dying first, during an interview for documentary The Reality of Truth.
Michelle Rodriguez has apologised for controversial comments she made over the death of her Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker, saying they were taken ‘out of context’. Earlier this week a video of Michelle Rodriguez from documentary The Reality of Truth appeared online, showing the actress saying she felt "jealous" that Walker had died first.
Michelle Rodriguez has said the comments she made about Paul Walker’s death were taken out of context.
Speaking to TMZ, Rodriguez said: "That's the people from the documentary using things out of context. I had a deep moment and I said something that, you know, was personal. It was exploited and I apologise about that, but if I knew it was being promoted that way I wouldn't have been involved.”
Meadow Walker's lawsuit is still ongoing.
The widow of the driver of the Porsche Carrera GT in which Paul Walker died back in 2013 has been dealt a blow by a Californian judge who ruled that Porsche Cars will not be held liable for the incident in spite of her lawsuit claims.
Paul Walker died in 2013
On Monday (April 4th 2016), a federal judge decided that the car company was not responsible for the death of Roger Rodas and 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker, after Kristine Rodas 'provided no competent evidence' suggesting that the tragedy was caused by the lack a safety cage and fuel cell, and a failed suspension.
Continue reading: Porsche Ruled As Not Responsible For The Death Of Paul Walker
Rodriguez revealed a trip-out on the psychedelic drink Ayahuasca made her realise the extent of her grief over her 'Fast and Furious' co-star's death.
The 37 year old, who stars as Letty Ortiz in the action movie franchise, worked with Walker on the movies until his death in a car crash in November 2013. The Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger veered off the road in California and burst into flames – the driver, his friend Roger Rodas, was also killed.
Michelle Rodriguez was speaking as part of a new documentary movie 'The Reality of Truth'
The actor has confirmed that three more 'Fast and Furious' movies are on their way, starting with the eighth instalment in 2017.
Vin Diesel has confirmed that there’s still more left in the engine for the Fast and Furious franchise, with a whole new trilogy coming our way. On Instagram the actor announced the release dates for the three new movies, beginning with Furious 8 in April 2017.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Confirms Release Dates For New 'Fast And Furious' Trilogy
The claim is in addition to the one filed by Walker's daughter, Meadow, two months ago.
Just after the second anniversary of the sudden, shocking death of Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker in a car accident, the late star’s father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.
In official court documents obtained by various outlets, the actor’s father – also named Paul Walker – who is the executor of his son’s estate claims that the Porsche Carrera GT he was travelling in on November 20th, 2013 lacked a number of safety features that could have saved the lives of the two people who died in the accident.
Paul Walker's father is suing Porsche over his son's death in 2013
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Father Suing Porsche Over Star's Death
The Last Witch Hunter star has posted a pic of his rock hard physique after being called out for having a ‘dad bod’ online.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words then Vin Diesel needs just one to answer those who called him out on the internet for having a ‘dad bod’. The Last Witch Hunter actor was pictured shirtless on the balcony of Miami's Shore Club hotel last week, looking a little softer than usual causing some to negatively comment on his physique.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Show Off His Abs On Instagram After 'Dad Bod' Jibes
If you thought the Fast & Furious franchise was on its way out, you clearly are not familiar with the dynamics of Hollywood franchises. As the F&F, Spider-Man, Star Wars and numerous other series have proved, you don't just enjoy success, you ride its coattails until they're so warn and ragged that the money stream starts to thin out.
Another round with Vin & co.? Don't mind if we do.
Yes, there will be a Fast & Furious 8 (or some variation upon that name). Vin Diesel announced on Thursday that there will be an eight installment of the muscle car franchise released on April 14, 2017.
‘See You Again’ is taken from the soundtrack to ‘Furious 7’.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa is on top of the UK charts this weekend with the emotional ‘See You Again’, which pays tribute to the late Furious 7 actor Paul Walker. The track, which features Charlie Puth on vocals, has also become the fastest selling single of the year so far, overtaking Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’.
Khalifa's ‘See You Again’ pays tribute to the late Paul Walker.
‘See You Again’ climbed 21 places to top the chart this week, bringing its combined sales total up to 193,000 copies. The single is taken from the soundtrack to the seventh instalment of the Fast and Furious series, which has just surpassed the $1billion mark at the worldwide box office.
Following the tragic passing of Paul Walker, a magnificent and genius movie-making experiment took place to continue the story of his character, and give him the ending he deserved.
When actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident halfway through shooting the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie, director James Wan made the difficult decision to finish the film, completing Walker's performance using both stand-ins and digital effects created from existing footage.
Paul Walker and the team of 'Furious 7'
To make the scenes look seamless, Wan hired Peter Jackson's Weta Digital to use blend the various elements into the completed film. And in a nice touch, he got Paul's brothers Cody and Caleb to perform as body doubles in the remaining sequences.
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Gives Paul Walker A Proper Send-Off
The Hollywood star passed away when he was a passenger in a Porsche GT that crashed afterthe driver lost control and collided with a post and tree which caused the car to burst into flames.
Over a year after his tragic death, the family of Paul Walker are planning to achieve some solace in seeking almost $2 million from the family of Roger Rodas, the driver of the car that crashed and killed both himself as well as the Hollywood star.
Walker died in a car crash in November 2013
Walker's father, Paul Walker III, who is acting is the executor of his late son's estate, has reportedly filed a claim for $1.8 million against the estate of Rodas for wrongfully keeping Walker's exotic car collection, TMZ reported.
It was nearly been 1 year since the late actor died after the Porsche GT he was a passenger crashed while he visited a charity event in Valencia, California.
It has nearly been one year since Paul Walker tragically died in a car crash while visiting a charity event in Valencia, California, but the late actor will always have a presence in his father's life, who recently revealed he thinks about his son everyday day.
Walker died aged 40 in a car crash almost 1 year ago
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Father Remembers Late Son 1 Year After His Death
How could it possibly be appropriate to auction off something like that?
Sunglasses purported to have been worn by the late Paul Walker as he was involved in a fatal car collision are being auctioned off by an eagle-eyed bystander who plundered them from the grisly scene. The Fast & Furious actor and his driver friend, Roger Rodas, were both killed when the sports car they were in hit several roadside obstacles at high speed. The seller, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims to have stopped to help just after the California crash on the 30th November 2013.
Sunglasses Believed To Have Been Worn During The Late Paul Walker's Crash Are Being Auctioned.
The mysterious auctioneer explains that police ordered him and other bystanders away from the scene as they conducted their investigation. He said he returned once the wreckage had been cleared away and plucked the charred sunglasses from a bush where they had presumably been ejected from the explosion.
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Burnt Sunglasses Worn In Crash Up For Auction: Why?
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker both tragically died mid-way through filming projects, which other actors have sadly passed before completing their movies?
The world was taken back by the very sudden death of Paul Walker at the end of 2013, only to hit by the sad news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose in early February. Both actors were well liked in their personal lives and had successful careers, similarly they also were working on incomplete projects at the time of their deaths.
Hoffman had nearly finished filming all of his scenes for The Hunger Games
Walker had begun filming scenes for the latest movie in the franchise that made him famous, Fast & Furious 7, but still had important scenes left to shoot. Sources have claimed that a large section of the script had to be rewritten in order to continue with the film after Walker’s fatal accident.
Continue reading: Paul Walker And Other Actors Who Died Mid-Way Through Movie Shoots
'Brick Mansions' the final film of actor Paul Walker will be released in April.
Paul Walker's Brick Mansions,the final movie the actor made before being killed in a tragic car accident last year,has finally been given a release date of April 25th 2014.
Paul Walker starring with R-za in 'Brick Mansions'
‘Brick Mansions’ is a re-make of of 2004 French film ‘District B13’ and was originally scheduled for release this month. It follows undercover cop Damien, played by Walker, who goes into a tenement named 'Brick Mansions' in order to disarm a neutron bomb before it detonates.
Continue reading: Paul Walker's 'Brick Mansions', His Final Film, Gets Release Date
Walker's daughter Meadow is set to inherit a fortune, but the actor didn't want her to live with her mother.
Paul Walker's daughter is set to inherit the entirety of the late actor's $25 (£15) million fortune, as is detailed in his will which has recently been obtained by TMZ. Walker, who died in a car crash on the 30th November last year, named his father as executor of his will and granted his whole estate to his 15 year-old daughter, Meadow.
Paul Walker Has Left His Entire Estate To His Teenage Daughter.
Paul's dad, Paul, filed the will with the court and petitioned the court to appoint Paul's mother Cheryl as Meadow's guardian. Walker also wanted Cheryl to be the guardian of the $25 million, which will mean Meadow's grandmother has control of the money until the teen reaches a responsible age.
Paul Walker's death left a void in fans' hearts, and it left some of his projects wondering what they would do without the actor. It looks like a few of them have figured out how to move on in the best way they can.
Paul Walker's death was a shock to the world and his fans, but it also left many filmmakers scrambling to figure out what to do with his roles.
Rupert Friend at the First Light Film Awards in London
While the Fast and Furious franchise is not replacing him, Walker's film Agent 47 may have hired a new actor for the role. The rumors right now are Homeland actor Rupert Friend will be replace Walker in the film, which is a follow-up to the 2007 film Hitman. The Hitman franchise is based on a video game, and Timothy Olyphant played the role in the 2007 film.
Continue reading: 'Homeland' Actor May Be Replacing Paul Walker In Film
Universal has finally decided on a course of action, following Paul Walker's death.
Universal and the team behind Fast & Furious 7 have been in a bind since Paul Walker’s death in November. His tragic car crash was followed by a break in production and a speedy brain-storming session to figure out how to tie up any loose ends with Walker’s character.
Walker's character will be retired, not killed off, say producers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, will not die in the seventh film, but will instead be “retired” in order to gently ease viewers into the transition. The studio hopes that this decision will not only satisfy fans, but allow the production team to utilise existing footage of Walker, since the 40-year-old actor passed away about halfway through the Fast & Furious 7 shoot.
In light of Fast & Furious' new release dates, we take a look at the box office landscape for 2015.
Yesterday the release date for Fast & Furious 7 was announced for April 2015. As predicted, this allows for some production delays and for the cast and crew to have a mental health break following Paul Walker’s death.
It also means that the film will be pitched against a different set of competitors, which might affect the franchise’s profits. In July 2014, the main competitor to our favorite fast-cars-no-plot franchise would have been Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
Vin Diesel broke the news via Facebook yesterday.
Paul Walker's shop Always Evolving will close its doors in the next few weeks.
Always Evolving, the Valencia, CA car shop owned by Paul Walker and Roger Rodas - the friends who died in a car crash earlier last month - is closing its doors for good. Sources close to Rodas tell TMZ.com that the performance and racing shop is expected to shut in the next few weeks. The people who helped run the shop have already left and are currently looking for new jobs.
Paul Walker's Car Shop is Closing
The shop itself is being cleaned out and many of the expensive in-house cars will be auctioned off.
Continue reading: Always Evolving, Paul Walker's Car Shop Closing For Business
The franchise will continue and it will be in cinemas in April, 2015
Fast & Furious 7 is definitely still happening, and if Vin Diesel's Facebook account is to be believed, then it will be here by next spring. The star of the franchise took to his Facebook page late on Sunday, 22 December, night to leave a tribute for deceased star Paul Walker, before eventually revealing the release details for the upcoming film.
Walker and Diesel were set to star together once again
F&F7 will arrive in cinemas on 10, April, 2015, according to the Facebook post, after production was put on hold. Filming for the next instalment of the F&F series had been put on hold indefinitely following the untimely death of star Paul Walker on 30 November, however Universal decided to go ahead with the filming when writer Chris Morgan and director James Wan, apparently, devised a plot eventuality where they can retire Walker's character from the series using scenes already shot. The film was initially due to be released on 11 July, 2014.
Continue reading: Vin Diesel Confirms 'Fast & Furious 7' Release Date
Paul Walker was finally laid to rest as his family and close friends joined in a private ceremony to say farewell one last time.
Friends and family of the late Paul Walker gathered on Saturday (Dec 14th) to say goodbye one last time.
It was reportedly the 'Fast & Furious' star's funeral service was held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in the Hollywood Hills this weekend, according to E!News.
Walker's remains were cremated and his ashes were laid to rest at the well-known cemetery.
Road bumps, called Botts' Dots, caused the Porsche GT to hydroplane. This is the theory Paul Walker's family believe is what killed their son.
Paul Walker died in a devastating car crash on Saturday November 30th in Santa Clarita, Calif.
The Porsche GT, which crashed into a tree then a lamppost before being engulfed in flames, also killed Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, who was behind the wheel at the time of the accident.
In the 'Fast & Furious' star's autopsy report it was determined the cause of death was from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries."
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Family Claim Road Bumps Caused Fatal Car Crash
Tila Tequila's Paul Walker theory is RIDICULOUS.
Tila Tequila's Paul Walker theory is probably only slightly less ridiculous than her theory that Adolf Hitler was misunderstood. The reality TV star says she knows the real story about Paul Walker's death - the result of a ritualistic murder, "just like the death of Elisa Lam, a young woman whose death was ruled an accident after her body was found in the water tank of a hotel earlier this year."
Tila Tequila Has A Crazy Theory
The case of Elisa Lam has spawned internet discussions and conspiracy theories all year. She was a 21-year-old student from Vancouver who was reportedly found dead inside a rooftop water tank at Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. The L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled the death "accidental due to drowning," however, elevator surveillance tapes show Elisa's strange behavior only moments before she was dead. She appeared to be hiding or running from someone.
Continue reading: Tila Tequila, "Paul Walker Was Murdered" In Ritualistic Killing
Paul Walker's funeral will reportedly take in the Hollywood Hills.
Paul Walker's funeral will largely be a private affair for family only though the cast and crew of the Fast and the Furious movies have been invited.
Paul Walker's Funeral Will Reportedly Take Place in the Hollywood Hills
According to TMZ.com, sources connected with Paul's family say their primary concern is the wellbeing of Paul Walker's daughter Meadow who is having a difficult time of things. The family don't want strangers attending the funeral, though Walker spent much of his time with the Fast and Furious gang and his family understand.
Two men have been charged after attempting to steal parts of the Porsche Paul Walker died in.
Two men have been charged with theft from the wreckage of the sportscar that crashed into a tree and killed both actor Paul Walker and the driver Roger Rodas. Walker and Rodas had been taking the red Porsche Carrera GT for a drive when it collided with a lamppost then a tree, sending the car into flames.
Thieves Attempted To Steal Parts From The Paul Walker Car Crash.
As the wreckage was being towed away last Saturday (7th December) night, two thieves decided to take their chances and pull pieces from the mangled car as the lorry it was being towed on waited at a red light. Amateur footage from the scene shows two men separately approaching the vehicle and removing pieces of the car.
Continue reading: Paul Walker: Two Charged After Parts Theft From Crash Wreckage
Vin Diesel reveals he visited Paul Walker's mother after hearing the news of the crash, where the 46 year-old broke down admitting he needed their strength after losing his "other half".
The star of 'The Fast and the Furious' movie franchise was aged 40 when his life came to an untimely end, and since then there has been an outpouring of grief from friends, fans and co-stars.
Walker's most memorable co-star is most likely Vin Diesel who plays 'Dom Toretto' in the street racing franchise.
This week's news was dominated by the tragic deaths of Paul Walker and Nelson Mandela, but there was some good news in the movie world with X-Men Apocalypse set for 2016, and the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer hitting the web.
Paul Walker Dead: Tributes have been pouring in this week for the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Los Angeles on Saturday (November 30). His friend's Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Read all the tributes here.
Long Walk to Freedom: This week also marked the sad passing of Nelson Mandela, who died after a long illness. Actor Idris Elba plays the legendary figure in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and he's been chatting about his preparations for playing one of greatest leaders in history. Read what Elba had to say here.
The theft occurred at a stop light whilst the charred remains of the Porsche were being removed from the crash scene
An 18-year-old male has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of stealing parts of the car Paul Walker died in whilst it was being moved from the wreckage site. Jameson Witty was arrested in Tujunga, California by Los Angeles Police Department officers on suspicion of stealing parts from the charred remains of the sports car Walker and Roger Rodas perished in, with police said to be closing in on an unnamed accomplice.
Parts of the wrecked 2005 Porsche Carrera GT were stolen from the accident scene late on the Saturday (30 Nov.) whilst the remnants of the crash were being removed professionally from the wreckage site. The charred remains were taken from the back of a tow truck that was hauling them to a nearby police impound. A red T-top roof panel was later recovered from a home in Canyon Country earlier this week, which led police to Witty. The Sheriff's Department have also said that a second suspect has been identified and is currently making arrangements to surrender himself to police.
"A witness saw a male exit a vehicle that was following the tow truck," the sheriff's department said (via CNN). "The male grabbed a piece of the wrecked Porsche off the tow truck bed."
Continue reading: Teenager Identified And Arrested For Paul Walker Wreckage Theft
Why on earth would anyone write 'Top 5 reasons i'm glad Paul Walker is dead?'
A blogger who penned an article titled 5 Reasons I'm Glad Paul Walker is Dead is apparently on suicide watch after receiving death threats and threatening messages online. On Tuesday (December 3, 2013), a writer going by the name of Adora Bull wrote the piece on the website Modern Women Digest.
Paul Walker at the Fast & Furious Premiere
Just days after Walker and his friend had been killed in a horrific car crash in Los Angeles, Bull wrote, "This year, Christmas has arrived early as B list celebrity actor Paul Walker was reported dead on December 1st, the victim of a high speed car crash north of Los Angeles. This has left many people devastated, a large majority of them being tasteless Fast & Furious fans. While I could sit here and bore you with more details surrounding his death, I'd rather move on from that and present a list of reasons as to why this is a blessing in disguise for the world as a whole."
Paul Walker's autopsy report, released on Wednesday (Dec 4th), revealed the 'Fast & Furious' died from a combination of impact and burn injuries.
The 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker died from injuries sustained by impact and burns in the devastating car crash last Saturday (Nov 30th), according to the autopsy.
The L.A. County Coroner's Office released the report on Wednesday (Dec 4th) and it stated the cause of death was from "combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries."
Meaning Walker did not just die from impact injuries, he also burned to death.
A fragrance company has apologized for airing a Paul Walker ad after his death.
A fragrance company has come under fire for airing an ad starring Paul Walker less than a day after he died. The company, Davidoff, ran the ad during a UK soccer match on Sunday (December 1). Walker died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon (November 30).
Paul Walker At The Fast and The Furious Premiere in London.
After the mistake, the company issued a statement about their long-term relationship with Walker.
Continue reading: Fragrance Company Apologizes For Airing Paul Walker Commercial
The Porsche Carrera GT, the car in which Paul Walker died in, has a history of lawsuits.
The Porsche Carrera GT, the same vehicle in which Paul Walker was travelling when he was killed on Saturday (November 30, 2013), has a history of being difficult to control. The sports car is capable of reaching 100mph in under seven seconds but is built without the stability management system that most Porsche models are equipped with, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Paul Walker At The UK Premiere of 'The Fast and the Furious 6'
Since the tragic accident, Paul Walker's daughter has been paying tribute to her father. Read about what she wrote on Facebook here.
Continue reading: Porsche Carrera GT, Paul Walker's Car, Has History Of Difficult Handling
Universal Pictures will donate part of the DVD sales for 'Fast & Furious 6' to honour Paul Walker, following his tragic death on Saturday (Nov 30th).
In honour of the 'Fast and the Furious' film franchise, Universal are donating part of the proceeds from 'Fast & Furious 6' DVD sales to Walker's charity 'Reach Out Worldwide'.
The 'Pleasantville' actor started the non-profit aid organisation after he returned from a trip to Haiti in 2010, shortly after the country was devastated by massive earthquake.
Continue reading: 'Fast & Furious 6' DVD Sales To Be Donated To Paul Walker's Charity
Paul Walker's daughter Meadow Walker has paid tribute to her father.
Meadow Walker, Paul Walker's daughter, has posted a heartbreaking tribute to her movie star father, who died in a car crash on Saturday (November 30, 2013). Clearly devastated by her father's death, Meadow Walker still found the strength to post a lengthy tribute to her Dad - known to be one of the most likeable stars in Hollywood.
Paul Walker's had one child, a daughter, Meadow Walker.
"When I was little he taught me to walk, taught me to smile, and taught me to never give up. I love him even before I knew what love was. He was my hero. My REAL life hero! He will always be in my heart! It brings tears in my eyes as I write this. You're gone, but not forgotten! R.I.P Dad!" she said, according to Christian Today.
Continue reading: Meadow Walker Posts Heartbreaking Facebook Tribute To Dad, Paul Walker
Paul Walker's ex-girlfriend and mother of his child Rebecca McBrain joins other in mourning the loss of the star.
The ex-girlfriend of the late Paul Walker, Rebecca McBrain has been consoling the pair's 15 year-old daughter Meadow Walker who is said to be "in pieces" over her father, who died in a car crash at the weekend.
Paul Walker, Star Of The 'Fast & Furious' Franchise, Has Died Aged 40.
McBrain and Walker are said to have split in 1999 "Rebecca is being there for her daughter, who is naturally devastated," a source said, via Showbiz Spy. "She and Paul had some good times together. She too is upset by his death." Though Meadow was brought up in Hawaii where she used to live with her mother, both moved to California recently so that Meadow could be closer to her father.
The cast and crew of upcoming Hurricane Katrina drama 'Hours' discuss the flick in a short featurette, talking about everything from the musical score to the reasons behind its creation. Among them are actors Paul Walker and Genesis Rodriguez, director and writer Eric Heisserer, producer Peter Safran, executive producer Dan Clifton, composer Benjamin Wallfisch and cinematographer Jaron Presant . 'Hours' was one of the last movies Paul Walker starred in before his tragic death on November 30th 2013.
Continue: Hours - Featurette
Co-stars and fellow actors take to social media to pay tribute to the late Paul Walker, who died in a car crash on Saturday (Nov 30th).
American actor Paul Walker has died at the age of 40.
The actor, who gained worldwide popularity for starring in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, died in a car crash on Saturday (Nov 30th) in Southern California, he was not driving at the time.
The outpouring of tributes from his co-stars, friends, and celebrities who were fans of his work show what a devastating loss this is.
Continue reading: Paul Walker's Co-Stars And Fellow Actors Pay Tribute To The Late Actor
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Vin Diesel lead the tributes following the star's sudden passing
Following the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of emotion from Hollywood on behalf of the 40-year-old actor. A number of celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to send their condolences to Walker's family and pay tribute to the fallen star.
Paul's death has shocked Hollywood, and the rest of the world
Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, both died in the fiery crash on Saturday, 30 November, after Rodas lost control of his Porsche Carrera GT and crashed it into a light post and a tree. The car burst into flames upon impact and both Walker and Rodas were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred as the pair were leaving a fundraising event for Walker's charity Reach Out Worldwide, which was aiming to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan at the time.
Continue reading: Paul Walker Dead At 40: Hollywood Remembers The Fallen Star
Paul Walker's sudden death will shock the movie world, so let's take a look back at the outstanding career which led Walker to star in one of the most successful film franchises of all time.
Paul Walker's sudden and devastating death on Saturday November 30th will undoubtedly shake the movie world for quite some time. At 40 years old Paul had become one of Hollywood's recognisable faces as well as a man willing to give back, apart from starring in one of cinema's most successful film franchise 'Fast & Furious' he also used his status to help others in need by forming a humanitarian aid group called 'REACH OUT Worldwide.'
Paul Walker died at the age of 40
In Honour of the late Paul Walker, let's look back at how he carved his way into one of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Continue reading: Paul Walker Dead At Aged 40-Remembering His Career To Hollywood Stardom
'Fast & Furious' star Paul Walker died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon in Santa Clarita, after his vehicle lost control and crashed into a tree.
American actor Paul Walker has died at the age of 40.
The actor, who gained worldwide popularity for starring in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, died in a car crash on Saturday (Nov 30th) in Southern California, he was not driving at the time.
TMZ reported, in Santa Clarita on Saturday afternoon, Walker was in a Porsche when it crashed, for an unknown reason, after the driver lost control and collided with a post or a tree which caused the car to burst into flames.
Lin will sit behind the camera for the next 'Bourne' film, due in cinemas in summer 2015
Justin Lin has been signed on to direct the next instalment of the Bourne franchise, which will see Jeremy Renner return as the star of the show. Filming for the fifth Bourne film is due to begin next year, with the movie expected to arrive in cinemas in summer 2015.
Lin, who masterminded the Fast and Furious franchise - which has become one of the most successful film series in history - was announced as the director of the next Bourne film via Deadline, who also revealed that Renner will be returning as Aaron Cross. The 2015 release is being written by Invictus and Sherlock Holmes writer, Anthony Peckham.
The fifth Bourne film will be Lin's first project since stepping down as the head of the Fast and Furious franchise - which grossed over $1 billion from the last three films alone - in place of James Wan. Universal have enlisted the help of Lin to hopefully propel the Bourne series to similar heights enjoyed by F&F.
Nolan and Abigail are hoping to welcome their unborn baby daughter into the world in just a few weeks, but things take a terrifying turn when the child is born five weeks prematurely. Abigail is rushed to hospital just as New Orleans becomes embroiled in a menacing looking storm that gets gradually worse as the hours go by. As Hurricane Katrina causes the nearby levee to break, the streets are flooded and the entire hospital is forced to be evacuated. However, that means that some people cannot be moved from the building if their survival relies solely on non-portable machines and so Nolan insists on staying in the unit where his fragile baby daughter is hooked up to a ventilator. Soon, though, the emergency battery begins to die down and with no-one around to change it and a severe power cut underway, he is forced to find a generator and do everything within his power to save his child - even if that means risking his own life.
Continue: Hours Trailer
It's massive, utterly ridiculous and it works!
Throughout the surprisingly long life of Fast & Furious, we’ve come to think of the franchise as something of a joke. Macho men and beautiful women revving up engines and performing absurd stunts, with barely a thread of plot to hold the whole thing together. And yet, not only is Fast & Furious still around, but the sixth installment in the series is geared up to take the weekend box office charts by a landslide. The film grossed over $38 million domestically on Friday and is projected to cash in at $120 million by the end of the holiday weekend (according to USA Today) and it miraculously earned the approval of 75% of critics and 95% of fans on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Pardon us while we stop and wonder: how on earth did this happen?
Well, there’s obviously the very enticing presence of both Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel – both of whom look like your stereotypical tough guys, but turn out to be surprisingly relatable and have really good comedic pacing. Then there are of course the members of the supporting cast – Paul Walker, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster – who’s clever and well-timed quips make this highly watchable. Then there are, of course, the machines, the explosions, your typical action flick fodder, which this franchise takes very seriously. But all that just makes for an entertaining, easily forgettable movie, perhaps one sequel. What Fast did and what’s helped the franchise not only live on, but become bigger and better, with the sixth installment being the best yet, where normally a franchise would be on its last leg, was to stop taking itself seriously. Somewhere around Fast Five the producers realized the ridiculousness of the whole premise and, instead of trying to disguise it, decided to just go for the full monty (we presume that’s how it was mentioned in meetings.)
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Ludacris and the Rock are all back for the sixth (but not last) installment of the franchise
Fast and Furious 6 gets it's U.S. release today and whilst many are scratching their heads at how the franchise ever managed to get to six films, critics and audiences alike are in agreement with each other that the big wigs behind the franchise have left the best film until last (Though there's probably going to be a seventh).
With original stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker joined by the likes of franchise regulars DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON and Ludacris (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges), the latest release is still very much a Fast & Furious film, but don't let that put you off just yet. With all the usual motoring chaos and carnage to expect, only this time round with a little added spice, the film is everything you could from a F&F movie, with added va-va-voom.
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Paul Walker remains behind the steering wheel, but this action thriller has a whiff of the arthouse about it, simply by being set in South Africa. The plot is as preposterous as Taken, which it resembles in many ways. But there is some guilty pleasure to be had in the way events unfurl for this particular American abroad. And the big climax is satisfyingly ridiculous.
It opens at the Johannesburg airport, where the recently paroled Michael (Walker) arrives on the way to visit his ex Angelica (Haidarian). But the rental agency gives him the wrong car, and when he gets stuck in a traffic jam he starts exploring it, discovering first a phone, then a gun and then a bound-and-gagged women behind the back seat. She turns out to be Rachel (McLean), a kidnapped lawyer caught between dirty cops and even dirtier politicians. And as everyone begins to chase Michael around the city, he gets deeper and deeper into the mess.
Michael is on edge from the beginning, exhausted after the gruelling flight and distracted by thoughts of Angelica. And we soon learn that he has broken parole to leave America, risking everything for this reunion with her. The script reveals its secrets along the way, although the main thing we realise is that writer-director Dewil is doing whatever he wants, sending Michael on a nightmarish odyssey that's more than a little contrived. And Walker is fine in the role of a rather uncomplicated guy who knows how to deal with these kinds of shady situations.
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Michael Woods is eager to get his life back on track; leave behind his criminal past and reunite with his estranged girlfriend to patch up a tempestuous relationship. He breaks parole in order to go and see her but, due to a mix up with a car rental company, he is landed with a minivan rather than what he asked for: a rather more practical Sedan. However, he decides he'll go with it anyway unaware of the shock that would lie in store. When he discovers a phone with a new text message in the front of the vehicle, he is drawn to a silenced handgun obviously meant for someone else. Not only that, but when he pulls back the back seat, he finds a gagged and bound female hostage who informs him that was going to be killed for her inside knowledge of the corrupt local police. The pair embark on a perilous cat and mouse chase hotly pursued by the feds who he needs avoid anyway for his own reasons.
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Stars convinced that this will be the biggest and best installment yet.
Fast and Furious co-stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster have been giving us the low down on the forthcoming new film and the sixth of the franchise, Fast And Furious 6.
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Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster are interviewed in London about the latest addition to the 'Fast' franchise 'Fast & Furious 6'. They talk about their feelings on the numerous reprisals of the movie, the extravagant scale of the film and on and offscreen friendships.
On making a new sequel, Paul admits his first thoughts were, 'Really? It was a long time ago we made the first one, you really think they want us still doing this?' 'To me it's just mindblowing, and now all this talk about announcing another one before this one's even been released, that's bold as all hell', he continues. Jordana comments on just how big they've made the movie this time. 'There's a tank that literally flies out of a truck that then pummels over cars', she says. 'Someone just thought up what could be the most fun thing to shoot and then made it happen which is pretty crazy.' Paul says he has a 'healthy' competitive relationship with co-star Vin Diesel. 'I get frustrated at times and I want to tell him to go kick rocks and he'll laugh at me. and we'll have our. make-up session', he says. 'What we've got going on in real life is parallel to onscreen.'
Dom, Brian and Mia may be living it up with $100 million dollars in their back pockets, but living the fast life hasn't been entirely beneficial as a hole in the lives has been left by the fact that they cannot return home after the trouble they got in with the law. When DSS agent Luke Hobbs approaches Dom to ask for his help nabbing a gang of highly-trained drivers who are leaving a trail of destruction everywhere they go, Dom is less than tempted by the offer. However, when Hobbs shows him a week old photograph of Dom's former love Letty who he thought was dead, he takes on the job with his friends, determined to find out the truth even if it's the last thing he wants to hear. In return for the capture of this gang of road miscreants, the trio are offered a full pardon for their own crimes. However, with the stakes this high, survival becomes the most sought after prize for their latest challenge.
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Dominic, Brian and Mia maybe $100 million richer following their daring heist at the expense of crime lord Hernan Reyes in Rio de Janeiro, but their lives have been left somewhat ruptured by the fact that they cannot return home despite DSS agent Luke Hobbs letting them go after they saved his life. However, they are given a chance to be pardoned in full when Hobbs enlists them and their team to help him take down a group of deadly mercenary drivers with their own formidable street racing skills. Things aren't as simple as that though, especially when Dom discovers that his former love Letty who he believed to be dead makes a return as the brutal and self-serving assistant of the criminal kingpin behind the organisation. Will the Fast and Furious team succeed in the dangerous mission with their lives and their chance to go home hanging in the balance?
Following the events of the Fast franchise's fifth instalment 'Fast Five', our favourite street racers are back with the upcoming 'Fast & Furious 6'. With a full all-star cast return, the movie looks set to be a hit following the trailer's debut at the Super Bowl XLVII. It has been directed by Justin Lin ('Annapolis') and written by Chris Morgan ('Cellular', 'Wanted') of the last three instalments and is scheduled to be released in the UK on May 24th 2013.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, Elsa Pataky, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Elsa Pataky, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Joe Taslim, Rowena Diamond, Kim Kold,
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Cops Jack and Eddie (Dillon and Hernandez) are on the trail of a fiendishly efficient band of bank robbers made up of brainy, brawny Gordon (Elba) and his well-dressed goons (Brown, Walker, Christensen and Ealy). When former gang member Ghost (Harris) is released from prison, he presents them with a "once-in-a-lifetime job". But they only have five days to prepare, which is less than they're used to. Something seems fishy, but they go ahead with the heist. And sure enough, not only are the cops closing in, but Ghost may betray them.
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For the record, Rob Cohen's The Fast and the Furious -- which took the name from a 1955 Roger Corman racing flick, and updated the master's exploitation bent with well-deployed studio gloss -- was a perfectly enjoyable piece of work. Throwing squadrons of neon-colored muscle cars and a still-trying Vin Diesel into the middle of an overheated potboiler drama about family honor and loyalty turned out to be a genius stroke; the thing left scorch marks. It moved with the skillful speed of well-honed pulp. By contrast, the near-laughable Fast & Furious (directed by Justin Lin, who did the honors on the last installment, Tokyo Drift) tries far too hard and achieves very little.
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Former Marine and perpetual bad boy Tim Kearney (Paul Walker) has been asked to do just that. Serving a long prison sentence for all manner of illegal activities, Kearney is given conditional release if he's willing to impersonate the missing Bobby Z. DEA agent Tad Grusza (Laurence Fishburne) sets Kearney up for the exchange. Kearney looks enough like Bobby Z to pass muster, but the exchange goes to hell and Kearney is left to fend for himself. When he's captured and taken to Don Huerto's (Joaquim de Almeida) palatial Mexican estate, he meets Bobby Z's old flame Elizabeth (the striking Olivia Wilde) and her teenaged son, Kit, who just might be his (well, Bobby Z's) kid. Because Kearney isn't Bobby Z, and because he's far too brash and selfless, all sorts of trouble ensues.
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The year for some reason -- the actual events happened in 1957 -- is 1993. Walker plays a guide at the National Science Foundation's base in Antarctica, where he and his eight sled dogs cover the terrain, helping with expeditions. Bruce Greenwood plays a big-shot scientist who comes to the cold continent looking for the remains of an asteroid or something else out of a Michael Bay movie. The men head out on the sled, encounter a heap of trouble, and barely return to headquarters.
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Joy Ride has clearly learned from similar, high-octane road thrillers like Breakdown. It calculates every move, but seldom do we see the surprises coming. The film explores the misadventures of a college student named Lewis (Paul Walker). Lewis is a nice guy, having just bought a used car to travel all the way across the country to help a friend in need (Leelee Sobieski). Along the way, he also stops to post bail for his troublemaking brother, Fuller (Steve Zahn), and give him a ride as well.
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When even a skillful writer-director with soul to spare like John Singleton ("Boyz 'N' the Hood," "Shaft") can't lend a street-racing movie an ounce of personality, it becomes abundantly clear that the trendy genre never had anything worthwhile to offer in the first place.
Stepping behind the camera for the carbon-copy sequel "2 Fast 2 Furious," Singleton frontloads the film with one scene of enjoyable B-movie flair -- a midnight drag race punctuated by car-wake camera shakes, colorful background-blur effects, and cheesy close-ups of revving tachometers, needle-buried speedometers and bad actors squinting with determined concentration as they grip the wheel.
But as soon as the movie is sideswiped by its imbecilic plot, Singleton loses his ironic sense of style and the flick crashes and burns.
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Date of birth
12th September, 1973
Date of death
30th November, 2011
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