How The CGI Geniuses Brought Paul Walker Back From The Dead
When Paul Walker died mid-way through the filming of Furious 7, everyone figured that the film would have to be shelved. That was almost the case until the genius animators at Weta Digital figured out how to digitally put his face onto the faces of his brothers. It’s so realistic to the point where you aren’t sure if you’re looking at CGI Walker or his real self.
Now I may not enjoy the films whatsoever, I really do respect the length in which they went to keep Walker in the film. He would’ve wanted to have something like that done, so everyone in the cast and crew came together out of their love for Paul Walker to make it happen. It was the first film in the franchise I watched since the first one out of pure curiosity. The were tears at the end because a real person actually died, and the tribute to him was heartbreaking and beautiful.
Watch the VFX display below to see the magic created by Weta Digital to bring Paul Walker back to life.
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