Late "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker's brothers will stand in for him to complete the seventh movie in the blockbuster franchise Jake Gardiner Leafs Jersey , after the actor's death, filmmakers said Tuesday.

Walker had completed much of his part in filming "Fast and Furious 7" before he died in November aged 40, in a high-speed car crash in California.

His brothers Caleb and Cody will replace him to finish shooting for the film, due out next year. Walker played Brian O'Conner, an undercover federal agent.

"Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film," said a statement on the film's Facebook page.

"We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for ‘Fast and Furious 7’, and it's among the strongest work of his career."

They added: "We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our 'Fast' family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production.

"Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too."

In January, coroners said the car carrying Walker and his friend Roger Rodas was travelling at over 160 kilometres per hour when it crashed in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, where they had attended a charity event.

Rodas was driving at the time.

The first "Fast and Furious" movie appeared in 2001. The series is one of Hollywood's most successful global franchises.

After Walker's death, studio giant Universal suspended filming, before delaying the release date for the film, originally scheduled for this summer.

The film is now due to be released on April 10, 2015 in the United States. "We are just under a year away from the release of 'Fast and Furious 7,' and this film is the most important we've ever done together," said the filmmakers.

"It will allow the character of Brian O'Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role."

(Agencies)

MILAN, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- 2015 was an excellent one in the post-economic crisis era for Italy's eyewear sector, industry experts said here on Friday.

At the opening conference of MIDO, the Milan eyewear show which runs from Saturday to Monday, it was announced that in 2015, Italian eyewear production totaled 3.6 billion euros (3.9 billion U.S. dollars), up by 12.5 percent over 2014.

In 2015, there were 870 companies in the country, 0.2 percent more compared to 2014. Exports of frames, sunglasses and lenses, which account for almost 90 percent of production by the sector, rose by 12.3 percent over 2014 to 3.4 billion euros.

The main export market for sunglasses and frames in 2015 remained Europe, with 49 percent share of exports, followed by United States with 30.5 percent and Asia which absorbed 18.2 percent, posting a growth of 14 percent, with China at 42 percent. In terms of suppliers, imports from Asia continued to take the lion's share at 73 percent, figures showed.

The Made in Italy was a driving factor for exports, MIDO president Cirillo Marcolin said. Sophisticated consumers are willing to spend more, so that higher costs for companies are more than offset by the benefits of product image and quality, he noted.

In fact the comeback of Italian production, especially for the very high-end of the market, dubbed "reshoring" or "back to Italy," has been gathering pace even among the large eyewear companies, he pointed out.

"Clients want something that can reflect their personality. Eyeglasses in the course of years have evolved, they continue to have the main function to correct vision and protect from sunlight, but are also an important accessory, a key side of us that we immediately show to others when we meet them," Marcolin told Xinhua.

Marcolin added eyewear companies in Europe have been wrong when looking at China as a place where they could produce their goods more easily because of its low cost of labor. "They did not realize at the beginning that China could potentially be the largest market in the world," he said.

"But now European companies are paying increasing attention to this market, they have also produced collections that are particularly suitable for the Asian customers and represent a sort of Asian style. Many Italian companies are working on this trend and I believe there are a lot of opportunities only waiting to be seized," he added.

This year at its 46th edition, MIDO is among the eyewear industry's most important international events.

BRUSSELS, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said here on Tuesday recent steps taken by Palestinians and Israelis could aggravate the already tense situation on the ground and bring them further away from a negotiated solution.

The decision of the Israeli government to halt the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority "runs counter to Israel's obligations under the Paris Protocol," Mogherini said in a statement.

An effective Palestinian Authority, committed to non-violence and a peaceful resolution of the conflict, is a key element for a two-state solution, she said, urging Israel and Palestine to refrain from taking actions that could raise obstacles to the rapid return to the negotiations.

She said the EU was providing considerable support, including financial assistance, to ensure the building of the institutions and infrastructure of a future Palestinian State. And these achievements should not be put at risk by not meeting obligations regarding the timely and transparent transfer of tax and custom revenues.

"The European Union will promote and support now more than ever efforts to ac.