It’s undoubtedly strange seeing commercials for the DVD release of Fast & Furious 6. The loss of series co-star Paul Walker is still so fresh, and there’s still so much uncertainty surrounding the franchise’s next steps. But something good is going to come out of the Dec. 10 release of Fast 6 on DVD.
Universal has announced (via THR) that part of the proceeds from sales of Justin Lin’s movie will go to Walker’s nonprofit organization, Reach Out Worldwide. The organization consists mainly of first-responder skill teams who aid devastated areas in post-disaster situations. You can learn more about them on their official site. They also have been uploading videos of Walker in action in the wake of the actor’s untimely death.
What an amazing side of Walker that too few people likely knew about. Any help that can go to this organization in light of what happened to Walker will be appreciated. Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley added:
"With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others. We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him. We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the nonprofit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters."
Fast 6 already earned a massive $788.6 million in worldwide ticket sales. But the future of the series, at the moment, lies in limbo. The most recent report actually went so far as to suggest that the entire production could be "scrapped" and started over, so as to account for the loss of Walker and his integral character, Brian O’Conner. Such a move would no doubt affect the movie’s planned July 11, 2014 release date. With each passing day, that date seems more and more unlikely.
As you wait for the latest F&F 7 news, show support for Walker, and for Reach Out WorldWide. Give a copy of Fast 6 to a friend or family member this holiday season, knowing that some of the money you cough up goes to a greater good.