ATLANTA -- Actor Vin Diesel announced on his Facebook page late Sunday that Atlanta-filmed "Fast and Furious 7" will be released Apr. 10, 2015.
There had been talk the movie would never be released due to the death of Paul Walker, who stars alongside Diesel in the film.
Diesel posted a photo on the Facebook page of the co-stars and writes:
"The last scene we 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...
Fast and Furious 7 will be released...
April 10th 2015!
P.s. He'd want you to know first..."
As of early Monday, more than 800,000 people had "liked" the Facebook post.
Walker and his business partner Roger Rodas were killed November 30 in a car crash in California. The "Furious" crew was on Thanksgiving holiday break from production when Rodas' Porsche slammed into a tree and burst into flames. Walker and Rodas had been at a charity event their car-tuning company, Always Evolving, was hosting in Santa Clarita.
Following Walker's death, producers stopped work on the nearly $200 million production, which was more than halfway complete. Many of Walker's scenes had not been shot.