(ABC News)-- A new release date has been set for “Fast & Furious 7,” following a delay in production due to actor Paul Walker’s death last month.
Star Vin Diesel announced on Facebook Sunday night that the seventh installment of the franchise will be released April 10, 2015. The film was initially scheduled to be released July 2014.
“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 10, 2015! P.s. He’d want you to know first …,” Diesel’s message read with an image of him and Walker.
The seventh film in one of the most successful franchises in movie history began shooting in September and was planned to resume Dec. 2 in Atlanta. Walker, 40, was killed in a car accident Nov. 30 while on break from shooting “Fast & Furious 7.” Universal halted production days later, leaving the franchise’s future uncertain.
No word yet on how the series will handle Walker’s death, who was set to reprise his role as Brian O’Connor, undercover cop and federal agent turned wanted criminal.