Paul Walker's Death Forces Massive Claim To Finish Fast & Furious 7

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It's pretty crazy that spending more than $200 million to CGI the late Paul Walker into Fast & Furious 7 was more cost effective than just starting the film over from scratch without him. Now the studio behind the latest Fast it pushing hard for an insurance claim reportedly in excess of $50 million.

The Hollywood Reporter says Universal Pictures is negotiating a deal with its insurance company, Fireman's Fund, over just how much that settlement will be. But apparently Universal is gunning for what THR calls a record-breaking claim of more than $50 million. Yikes.

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The film is still set to be released April 10, 2015. But seriously guys, at what cost?

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It's pretty crazy that spending more than $250 million to CGI the late Paul Walker into Fast & Furious 7 was more cost effective than just starting the film over from scratch without him. Now the studio behind the latest Fast it pushing hard for an insurance claim reportedly in excess of $50 million.

For those playing at home, that's original budget $200 million for the movie, then est $50 million more to CGI necropuppetry. Which they want someone else to pay for. Not an additional 250 million. Seemed unclear.