02/12/2013 05:20 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Paul Walker's Death Halts Production On 'Fast & Furious 7', But Film WILL Still Go Ahead

Production on the seventh instalment of the 'Fast & Furious' film series has been halted following the death of star Paul Walker - but movie bosses have said the project WILL still go ahead.

Paul - who plays Brian O’Connor in the action series - died after being in a car crash in California on Saturday.

Filming was due to resume on 'Fast & Furious 7' in Atlanta on Monday following a break for Thanksgiving, but will now be pushed back as it is decided how Paul's death will be dealt with in the film.

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According to The Wrap, director James Wan held a conference call with Universal executives to discuss a potential rewrite in light of the tragic events.

While a large part of the film has already been shot, plans for its future will not be decided until the cast and crew have had time to grieve for Paul.

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Co-star Vin Diesel led the tributes on Sunday, tweeting: "Brother, I will miss you very much. Heaven has gained a new angel. Rest in peace xxx."

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have since confirmed that speed was a factor in the crash, which saw Paul's Porsche smash into a light pole and tree, Metro News reports.


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