While we’re not big fans of the Fast and Furious franchise here at TG, the latest installment has been getting very good reviews, and it will apparently be a very fitting send off to the late Paul Walker, who tragically lost his life in a car accident.
With digital technology, we all know we can recreate people and reanimate them with computers, but is it in good taste to do so? Walker was unfortunately cut down while Fast and Furious 7 was in production, and now the Hollywood Reporter tells us that Peter Jackson’s FX company, Weta, was able to create a CG version of him that was used in the film.
According to the Reporter, this CG version of Walker is “cutting-edge work [that] points toward a future where most actors can be re-created seamlessly if needed.”
Again, all this stuff is a matter of taste, but the early reviews are telling us that the latest Fast and Furious is a good send off for Walker. We haven’t read anything else about the CG technology recreating Walker’s image, so apparently it was indeed done the right way, seamlessly and with respect to his memory.