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    Kurt Russell Talks Paul Walker's "Catastrophic" Death and Fast & Furious 7 Script Rewrites

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    Hollywood is still reeling from Paul Walker's tragic passing late last year.

    The late actor's Fast & the Furious 7 costar Kurt Russell opened up about Walker's death and gave an update about the film's production status.

    "They're having to rewrite, they're having to do whatever they're having to do to deal with the situation. Listen, it's catastrophic. It's the worst thing that could happen to a movie," he said during an appearance at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this week.

    "But it's not as bad as what happened to Paul. So everything is in perspective. He was a terrific guy and life is full of curveballs."

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    According to Russell, he only had one day left of filming the seventh installment of the movies when Walker was involved in a fatal car collision. Approximately 60 percent of the film had been shot at the time of his death.

    The 62-year-old was promoting his latest film, a documentary about his father's minor league baseball team, called The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

    Russell plays a father figure to Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto in the successful franchise.

    Universal Studios announced that Fast & the Furious 7 would be released on April 10, 2015 after major changes were made to the script.

    The cast and crew had filmed for in Atlanta and were slated to begin again in Abu Dhabi in January to shoot a few additional scenes, including the opening action sequence.

    (E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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