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Vin Diesel has confirmed that "Fast & Furious 7" will be released in 2015 after studio execs put production on hiatus following Paul Walker's death last month.

The actor perished in a fiery car crash in California on November 30, a day before he and his castmates were scheduled to resume filming in Atlanta, Ga.

Executives at Universal Studios closed work on the movie while the cast and crew were in mourning, and producers came up with a plan on how to resume filming without the franchise's main star.

Now Diesel has reached out to fans on Facebook to reveal the movie will hit cinemas in April 2015, almost a year after its planned release date of July 2014.

He writes, "There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared... in the film we were now completing ... the magic captured... and, in just how far we've come...Fast and Furious 7 will be released April 10th 2015! P.s. He'd want you to know first."

Diesel also shared a photo of the last scene they filmed together.


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