Paul Walker. Picture: Andre Penner

Almost four months after the tragic death of *Paul Walker *, production sources have revealed how the late actor will be included in the final version of Fast & Furious 7.

Filming was roughly halfway through for the hit franchise's latest flick at the time of the November 30 accident, where the star died in a fiery car crash outside Los Angeles, leading production to be briefly put on hold so executives at Universal could decide how to proceed without Walker, above.

A source told Daily News filming had resumed on the multimillion-dollar movie now that producers had reached a solution on how to preserve the 40-year-old's character, cop Brian O'Conner.

"They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul's physique and they will be used for movement and as a base," a source close to production revealed.

"Paul's face and voice will be used on top using CGI."

The insider added that the studio felt confident fans of the franchise would be satisfied with the result.

Following Walker's death, co-star *Vin Diesel *posted a touching tribute to his friend on Facebook along with a picture of the last scene they filmed together.

"There was a unique sense of completion, of pride we shared . . . in the film we were now completing . . . the magic captured . . . and, in just how far we've come," Diesel wrote.

He also shared the new release date of April 10, 2015, adding Walker would want the fans to be the first to know.

The Fast & Furious franchise has grossed almost $2.4 billion worldwide since 2001.

The West Australian

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