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"Fast & Furious 7" to CGI Paul Walker's Scenes

Universal Studios reveals how it plans to keep the late Paul Walker in the film.

Mar 22, 2014 | 11:01 PM

It seems the long-awaited completion of "Fast & Furious 7" is about to get some help from technology. As filming of the seventh installment of the street-racing saga resumes, Universal Studios has revealed how it plans to keep the late Paul Walker in the film.

"They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul's physique and they will be used for movement and as a base," a source close to production told the Daily News' Confidenti@l. "Paul's face and voice will be used on top using CGI," the source added.  

And though the studio feels confident fans of the franchise will feel satisfied with the result, Gawker's Dayna Evans thinks using doubles and computer-generated imagery to complete some of Paul Walker's scenes is a bad idea.    

"Paul Walker was human. Paul Walker had sparkle. Paul Walker laughed like a trickle of gold coins down the back of your neck while the smell of coconut spraytan hovers in the air," wrote Evans while decrying the inability of doubles and technology to reproduce Walker's "close-up eye shots" and his "Herculean leg strength."

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