Racing Scene Removed From Fast and Furious 7 Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.11.2014
They don't want another crash...
TMZ reports that studio executives canceled plans for a racing scene in Fast & Furious 7 yesterday because they decided it was too dangerous. The scene was being prepared to shoot at the Willow Springs International Raceway near Palmdale, California. It's only 45 minutes from where Paul Walker died in a car crash.
Producers brought in "authentic street racers" for the scene, which features a yellow Chevelle against another car. The Chevelle pops a wheelie while several people on the sidelines cheer the driver on. There was a scene like this in the first film of the series. It was prepared for several days, with Vin Diesel and other stars on location. Just before it was set to shoot, Universal decided it was too dangerous.
Someone from the production said that they couldn't get the proper insurance to shoot the scene. However, the rumor is that the executives are being careful after what happened to Walker. Even though his death wasn't related to the film, they feel like another crash would hurt the franchise.