American actor Paul Walker had tragically passed away in 2013, mid-way through shooting “Fast & Furious 7.” Walker, along with Vin Diesel, had been a part of the franchise since its very beginning.

The people involved with making the movie seriously considered scrapping the project as a result of Walker’s passing away. However, the figured out a tasteful and touching way to retire Walker’s character instead.

However, in order to achieve this, the character’s parts to be rewritten. There was only one problem, they still had to figure out how to shoot these parts. This was done by having Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker record his parts, and then Paul Walker’s face was imposed on theirs using CGI.

The production team used older footage of Walker to achieve this, and ultimately succeeded in bidding farewell to Walker’s character in a fitting and satisfactory way.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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