Director James Wan finished Paul’s performance by digitally placing the actor’s face (sometimes using archive material) onto one of his brothers’ bodies. Furious 7 Cast
Combined with careful CGI work, the right lighting and smartly-chosen angles the finished article is subtle and only noticeable to those looking closely.
However, with the help of Walkers’ brothers, Cody and Caleb, and computer-generated imagery (CGI), the film was completed and dedicated to the deceased actor.
how Furious 7 Cast completed unfinished Paul Walker scenes Using CGI Technology
With the use of particular lighting and certain camera angles, his brothers could act as body doubles, and together made a spitting image of the late Paul Walker.
The Furious 7 creative team chose to retire Paul’s character, and the film’s emotionally-charged final scenes give the actor a fitting send-off.
Furious 7″ was difficult for everyone in the wake of Paul Walker’s tragic death in November of 2013. Vin Diesel has said it’s the hardest movie he’s ever done, while co-star Tyrese noted how the cast is still mourning their deceased friend and colleague.
It’s been a long day without you my friend/
And I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again/
We’ve come a long way from where we began/
Oh I’ll tell you all about it when I see you again/
When I see you again