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Here Are Three Paul Walker Furious 7 Scenes That Proved Especially Hard to Digitally Create

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When Furious 7 came out earlier this year, director James Wan and the rest of the creative team were understandably reluctant to go into much detail about how they managed to digitally re-create franchise star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in November 2013 after only shooting a small part of the film. But nearly two years after Walker’s death, the special-effects team has opened up about some of the more particularly challenging moments.

 

Here are three specific scenes that the team re-created using a combination of old footage of Walker, scans of Walker’s brothers, Cody and Caleb, as well as actor John Brotherton, who matched Walker’s build. It’s clear that honoring Walker’s work was the utmost importance as Joe Letteri, Weta Digital senior VFX supervisor, put it, “We had to complete a performance—what Paul Walker would have done if he’d been able to continue. And it had to be his performance.”

Here Are Three Paul Walker Furious 7 Scenes That Proved Especially Hard to Digitally Create

Hill describes one scene of Brian driving through the desert while Dom (Vin Diesel) and Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) are in the backseat. “Paul is trying to get to Los Angeles quickly, and is also reacting in a subtle way to the injured Kurt Russell in the backseat. The performance was very nuanced. . . . That’s a high bar in itself, to create that. Beyond that, this actor was known to millions of fans, and this had to be Paul Walker—more specifically, Walker in character as Brian O’Conner.”

Here Are Three Paul Walker Furious 7 Scenes That Proved Especially Hard to Digitally Create

Earlier in the film, after one of the most dazzling effects sequences involving a car jumping between skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi, Weta once again had to capture a crucial quiet moment for Walker. Having narrowly escaping death, Vin Diesel’s character asks Walker’s, “Still miss the bullets, Bri?,” in a scene that was part of the original script. Brian’s face has to register the angst between choosing his family or choosing to continue to risk his neck with the gang. Wan told the effects team, “This is the key moment in the arc of Brian’s character,” and the moment gets an added layer of meta-importance because Brian’s decision to leave the team also means Walker leaving the franchise. “Can we get that kind of nuanced performance?” Wan asked and Weta delivered the shot above.

Here Are Three Paul Walker Furious 7 Scenes That Proved Especially Hard to Digitally Create

Finally, in a striking tableau, the team is lined up shoulder-to-shoulder in Los Angeles contemplating their next move. Hill was tasked with making Walker give “meaningful looks to the others and [deliver] dialog, and he’s full frame. That visual effects work had to be invisible.” The shot worked so well it was echoed in the key art for the film’s ad campaign and Walker got the emotional send-off he deserved.

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Watch Now: Fast and Furious 9 Trailer

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The Fast and Furious 9 trailer has arrived – and it’s more bombastic than any we could have ever dreamed. Do you want family revelations? You’ve got it! Justice for Han?! It’s here! Watch the trailer above.

Earlier this week, a teaser trailer for Fast and Furious 9 – officially titled F9 – was released. It features some of the same footage from the main trailer, such as Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, teaching his son how to fix a tractor. Of course, trouble’s brewing.

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Michelle Rodriguez Change from childhood to 2019 (Then and Now)

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Michelle Rodriguez – american actress, screenwriter, and DJ. Rodriguez spent her childhood shuttled between the Dominican Republic, Texas and Puerto Rico. She landed her first role in the film Girlfight after beating out 350 other hopeful actresses who auditioned for the lead. Rodriguez endured months of intense physical training in preparation for her role as the angry and fearless Diana Guzman. It paid off—the role garnered her rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. She also won the Gotham Award for Breakthrough performance. Roles in the telefilm 3 A.M., opposite Danny Glover and Pam Grier, and feature films The Fast And The Furious starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and Resident Evil (2002) followed.

In 2005 she joined the cast of the hit ABC series Lost, playing tough girl Ana-Lucia Cortez. While in Hawaii shooting the series, Rodriguez was arrested on a DUI. The incident violated her California probation for a hit and run DUI and driving with a suspended license.

She served 65 hours out of a five day sentence behind bars in Hawaii, and was due to serve 60 days in jail in California, but spent just over four hours there before being released due to overcrowding. Her bout with the law didn’t hurt her career, however, as she landed a starring role in James Cameron’s mega-hit Avatar (2009), then she had the opportunity to return to the Fast & Furious franchise with Fast & Furious 6 (2013).

She also starred in Machete Kills(2013) alongside Danny Trejo and Sofia Vergara, and Furious 7 (2015) alongside Vin Diesel. Michelle’s latest credits include the action thriller The Assignment (2017) with Sigourney Weaver, the animated comedy Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) with Julia Roberts and Joe Manganiello, and the action thriller The Fate of the Furious (2017), in which she reprises her role as Letty ‘Ortiz’ Toretto alongside Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.

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Paul Walker’s Daughter Awarded $10.1 Million In Lawsuit Over His Death

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The 19-year-old reached a settlement with the estate of Roger Rodas, the driver who was also killed.Meadow Walker, the 19-year-old daughter of actor Paul Walker, has been awarded $10.1 million in a settlement with the estate of Roger Rodas. Both Rodas and Walker died when the Porsche Carrera GT Rodas was driving crashed and exploded Nov., 20, 2013.

”The amount paid by the estate of Roger Rodas into a trust for Meadow Walker only covers a fraction of what her father would have earned as an international movie star had his life not tragically been cut short,” Meadow’s lawyer Jeff Milam said in a statement to People on Thursday. “Through his estate, Mr. Rodas, the driver of the car, took partial responsibility for the crash. Meadow’s lawsuit against Porsche AG — a $13 billion corporation — intends to hold the company responsibly for producing a vehicle that was defective and caused Paul Walker’s death.”

On Monday, a judge ruled that there was not enough evidence to prove that Porsche was responsible for the crash in the lawsuit brought by the Rodas estate. However, Meadow’s lawyer says that ruling has no impact on his client’s case against the car company.”The issues in the cases are very different,” Milam said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “The federal case was filed on behalf of Roger Rodas, who was the driver of the Porsche Carrera GT and was killed instantly upon impact. Meadow’s father, Paul Walker, was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle’s defects. A significant portion of the judge’s decision was based on his rejection of evidence because of missed deadlines and also a failure to sue Porshe AG, the manufacturer. Meadow will continue the fight to hold Porsche accountable for selling a defective product that kills.”PAUL WALKER

Daughter’s Lawyer Says PORSCHE’S VICTORY IS IRRELEVANTPorsche will have to pay up dearly in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Paul Walker’s daughter, despite the car company’s win against the driver’s widow … so says Meadow Walker’s lawyer. Attorney Jeff Milam tells TMZ, Porsche’s big victory will have no impact on Meadow’s case … for several reasons. First, a federal judge ruled against Roger Rodas’ widow, and Meadow has filed in a different legal system … L.A. County Superior Court.

The federal dismissal has no bearing on Meadow’s case. Even more important, Milam says Rodas was killed instantly upon impact, adding, “Meadow’s father, Paul Walker, was a passenger in the car. He survived the crash but was trapped and burned to death because of the vehicle’s defects.” TMZ broke the story, the judge in the Rodas case ruled the claim that the fuel cell was compromised in the crash is irrelevant, because it has nothing to do with the cause of his death. Meadow’s lawyer is claiming the fire was the cause of Paul’s demise, and he’d still be alive were it not for a defect in the cell. Milam says, “Meadow will continue the fight to hold Porsche accountable for selling a defective product that kills.”

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