The future of Fast & Furious 7 has been questioned many times since Paul Walker’s tragic death on November 30, 2013, but it looks like production on the film will finally go back into start up again on or around April 1, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Recently Vin Diesel took to his Facebook page to share that the film — which was originally slated to be released on July 11, 2014 — would now be released on April 10, 2015, allowing extra time to finish filming and for post-production work to be done. With filming to resume in early April 2014, that allows just about a year for the film to be completed and prepared for theaters worldwide.

Insiders tell THR that the remainder of the shoot will last anywhere from six to eight weeks, which would put the finish date toward the beginning of summer. Filming for the movie is about halfway finished, and the script has been tweaked so that existing footage of Paul can be used, allowing his character to be “retired” — instead of getting killed off — so that the franchise can continue.

The cast and crew will be returning to the set in Atlanta, which they were originally supposed to do after Thanksgiving, though Paul’s death — in a fiery car crash in Valencia, California — led to production taking an extended hiatus.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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