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'Fast & Furious 7' director on film's fate after Paul Walker's death

12:34 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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(ABC NEWS) -- Universal Pictures has announced that it was shutting down production on "Fast & Furious 7," following the death of the movie's star Paul Walker.

But the film's director James Wan is saying the movie will eventually resume production and be finished one way or another.

"Yes," Wan told TMZ after being asked if he believes production will move forward eventually. He was asked a second time and again said, "Yes."

"They're pretty sad and very somber, but we are dealing with it," he told the site about how the crew's dealing with Walker's death.

Walker, 40, and friend Roger Rodas, 38, crashed and died in Los Angeles on Nov. 30 following a charity event for the actor's organization.

A few days later, Universal released a statement, saying production on the newest "Fast & Furious" movie would be shut down.

"Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family, and our extended 'Fast & Furious' family of cast, crew and filmmakers," the statement read. "At this time we feel 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."

By Michael Rothman, ABC NEWS

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