Advances in video graphics could bring back the late Paul Walker to appear in the two-part finale of the Fast Furious franchise.
Paul Walker could return to the big screens, a decade after his death.
Fast Furious Director Justin Lin told Brazilian media CinePop he’s exploring the possibilities of bringing Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, back for the finale.
O’Connor was the protagonist of The Fast and the Furious – the original blockbuster film that debuted 20 years ago, bringing underground street racing culture to the general public.
“Obviously, Paul and his character Brian are the soul and the heart of how we’ve moved forward. Bringing him back is something I think about every day,” Lin said. CinePop in an interview.
“As we near the end of the franchise, this is a conversation I have. I think about that possibility every day.”
Walker died in a car crash in 2013 as a passenger, while filming furious 7 – the seventh film of the Fast Furious series. His brothers Cody and Caleb Walker helped complete the film, standing in his place to capture his likeness.
Thanks to advancements in computer graphics, it’s possible to place Walker in the new movie with a process used in the so-called “deep fake” videos.
The final of the Fast Furious The franchise will be split into two parts and is currently at the start of pre-production. Fast & Furious 9 is now showing in theaters.
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