December 4, 2013 / 6:30 PM / in 4 years

Universal halts 'Fast & Furious 7' production to assess options

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Universal Pictures has shut down production of action sequel “Fast & Furious 7” to consider its options for the franchise following the death of actor Paul Walker, the studio said on Wednesday.

U.S. actor Paul Walker presents a creation from Colcci's 2013/2014 summer collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Filipe Carvalho

“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,” Universal Pictures, a unit of Comcast Corp, said in a statement.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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