Fast & Furious 7 was filmed from a screenplay written by American screenwriter Chris Morgan, using characters created by Gary Scott Thompson in the first movie of the Fast and Furious franchise. Fast & Furious 7 is the seventh movie in the series, preceded by The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), and Furious 6 (2013).
The movie was more than halfway finished when the accident occurred. According to a report by the New York Daily News, several of the remaining scenes featuring Walker will be completed using body doubles and CGI faces. In April 2014 it was reported that Paul's brothers Caleb and Cody had agreed to help finish the film, with CGI work when necessary.