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Fast & Furious 7 will use face-replacement technology to finish Paul Walker's scenes

Some new details have emerged regarding Universal's plans to finish Fast & Furious 7 in the absence of the late Paul Walker, with the studio having drafted in WETA to assist with his remaining scenes.

According to THR , WETA is using three cameras to film stand-ins Cody and Caleb Walker (Paul's brothers), in order to capture body movements, with face-replacement technology then used to complete the effect.

"They are finishing the film more or less as scripted," reports a source. "There is a massive amount of gear. Everything they want with Paul gets done three times over."

Needless to say, this is not coming cheap, with the film's budget now estimated at around the $250 million mark.

However, what can't be questioned is the studio's dedication to ensuring Walker's work is completed to the highest possible standards. Hopefully they should be left with a fitting tribute to the man.

Directed by James Wan, Fast & Furious 7 will open in the UK on 10 April 2015.

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