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    Fast & Furious 7 Scheduled to Resume Production in April

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    Great news for Fast & Furious fans.

    The seventh installment of the wildly popular film franchise is scheduled to resume shooting in April, nearly five months after the tragic passing of actor Paul Walker.

    According to the Hollywood Reporter, cameras will start rolling once again on or near Apr. 1 in Atlanta, with the shoot slated to last from six to eight weeks.

    In December, Universal Pictures confirmed that Walker will appear in Fast & Furious 7, which is slated to be released on April 10, 2015. Walker's character, Brian O'Conner, will apparently retire and not be killed off.

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    The studio was forced to delay the movie's premiere date in order to complete a massive script rewrite in the wake of Walker's death in November 2013.

    Fast & Furious 7 was in production when Walker was killed in a car crash and over 60 percent of the film had already been shot.

    After Walker's passing, Universal released a statement saying it is "our responsibility to shut down production on Fast & Furious 7 for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise."

    Meanwhile, Brick Mansions, the last movie that Walker completed before his death, will arrive in theaters on April 25.

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

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