In the lightof Paul Walker’s unfortunate death the production for Fast and Furious 7 (directed by James Wan) has been put on hold. Via Latino Review a studio representative had this to say:
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. 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.
We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.
The decision does not come as a surprise and the question now remains how the franchise will go on (you don’t leave a franchise with a 700 million boxoffice for part 6) but it looks like a sure bet that Fast and Furious 7 will not arrive in summer 2014.