ATLANTA-- Fast & Furious 7 has resumed filming more than three months after star Paul Walker died in a car crash. 11Alive confirmed with downtown businesses they received notice the production will have lane closures and special effects on site March 16th-22nd. The notice said "the work will include automotive stunts, simulated combat, and special effects". Those special effects will include explosions and simulated munitions fire.
The permit includes a noise variance since sound levels will top 120 decibels at times. According to the American Academy of Audiology, 120dB is the same sound level as a jet at takeoff. Lane closures will effect Wall Street, Fairlie Street, Centennial Olympic Park Drive, and parts of Marietta Street.
After Walker's November 30th death, Universal Pictures released a statement explaining production shut down:
Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul's immediate family and our extended
Fast & Furious
family of cast, crew and filmmakers. At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on
Fast & Furious 7
for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker.
It's unclear how Walker's character, Brian O'Conner, will exit the series. The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters July 11, 2014. It will now open on April 10, 2015.