When Paul walker heartrendingly passed during production of Fast And Furious 7 , director James Wan confronted a tough mission.
The problem was to take the decision either to quit the film or move ahead. The question then arises was about using amendments and body doubles to finish Paul Walker’s performance? They finally went with the 2nd option but refused to go into any details.
Now, latest report confirms that a digitally reconstructed Walker performs in the movie and he was recreated by the same company that created “Gollum” in The Lord of the Rings and “Caesar” in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
A Hollywood reporter revealed that Peter Jackson’s WETA Digital was quietly hired to finish the journey of Walker’s Bryan O’Connor. Although WETA refused to the statement but there is logic behind it. If you are going to hire a special effects company to revive a dead actor, you might as well go with the people previously identified for generating photo realistic, natural characters.
Cautious audiences will notice that the majority of Walker’s incomplete scenes are completed by his brothers Caleb and Cody as doubles; When combined with CGI (computer graphics imaging), sensibly selected camera angles and the accurate lighting,
Walker is not the first actor to revive temporarily through visual graphics. Oliver Reed was digitally re-formed in Gladiator when he died during production and Nancy Marchand had one final scene on The Sopranos season’s premier one year after her death. And then there are the limitless advertisements that revive iconic celebrities like Steve McQueen and Bruce Lee to exchange modern products.
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