Author Topic: EXCLUSIVE: Paul Walker's lookalike brother is asked to step in for the tragic star to film final scenes on Fast & Furious 7  (Read 333 times)

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Paul Walker's younger, lookalike brother has been asked to step in for him to film the final scenes for Fast & The Furious 7, it emerged today.

The 40-year-old star was on a break from filming at the time of his death in a shocking car crash two weeks ago.

And in a poignant tribute to the star, MailOnline can reveal Cody Walker, 25, who has worked as a movie stuntman, is set to take his place in the latest installment of the hit franchise.

Following Paul's death, Universal Pictures announced it was their 'duty' to shut down production - adding they were 'dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew, and filmmakers.'

A source close to production said today: 'Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul's death.

'They soon realized they needed someone who looked like Paul to finish the movie and that's when they approached his nearly identical brother, Cody.'

Cody, who lives in Oregon, has been staying with his mother Cheryl in Los Angeles and helping to comfort her since his brother's death, and the source added: 'They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance and if it's a shot they need Paul's face in close up they can CGI it later on.

'If Cody agrees it's because he wants to honor his brother's memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving.'

In addition to this, Universal have also made it clear they will work with the Walker family and take their guidance on a fitting exit for Paul's Fast & Furious character, Brian O'Connor, according to the source.

Today, a spokesman for Universal told MailOnline: '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.'


bott's Dots: Paul Walker's family have claimed that experts have said that road markers called Bott's Dots (circled) may have been the cause of the crash that killed him


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How would the road markers be responsible?
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How would the road markers be responsible?

Upset the car and caused the driver to lose control... but only because of a high rate of speed.

At normal speed, they would not cause a problem.


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Upset the car and caused the driver to lose control... but only because of a high rate of speed.

At normal speed, they would not cause a problem.

I read the car was very difficult to drive. It is basically a race car equipped to be street legal.

But the driver was a skilled race drive, so I'd attribute the accident and deaths to bad judgment, about what they should have been doing, on that type of street.

The area looks like a light industrial park, with tree lined streets; no place to be going 90 mph ever.
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How would the road markers be responsible?

A car like that Porsche with racing suspension doesn't do well on street driving. The slightest bump can throw it around and it takes a pro to really drive that one. I've heard reports from pro-drivers that the model he was driving (05 Carrera GT) was the only car to ever scare them when driving on or off the track. Only a few were made and most are left in garages or on track. It isn't your typical 911 or Boxster. It is a rocket ship on ice skates.
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A car like that Porsche with racing suspension doesn't do well on street driving. The slightest bump can throw it around and it takes a pro to really drive that one. I've heard reports from pro-drivers that the model he was driving (05 Carrera GT) was the only car to ever scare them when driving on or off the track. Only a few were made and most are left in garages or on track. It isn't your typical 911 or Boxster. It is a rocket ship on ice skates.

Thank you for the explanation.
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