Following the actor's tragic death last November, Paul's brothers are going to help fill in "small gaps" left in the film's action sequences, producers announced Tuesday. "Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November," they wrote on Facebook. "We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film."
"We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST & FURIOUS 7, and it's among the strongest work of his career," they continued. 'We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."
Adding that the release of the film is "under a year away," they said it will "allow the character of Brian O'Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role."
Paul passed away late last year after a car he was riding in with his friend Roger Rodas crashed into a pole and ignited into flames. The film was in the middle of production at the time, leaving it up in the air whether Fast and Furious 7 would ever hit theaters.