Movie bosses are planning to continue the Fast & Furious movies without late star Paul Walker and hope to extend the franchise to 10 films.

The seventh installment in the action series, Furious 7, was thrown into jeopardy when the actor was killed in a fiery car crash last year (13), but production continued and Walker's two brothers stepped in to act as his body doubles.

The movie is due to hit cinemas next year (15), and the producers have now confirmed they hope to continue the franchise with three more films.

Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley tells The Hollywood Reporter, "We think there's at least three more (films). Paul is, and always will be, an integral part of the story. But there are many other great characters, and it's also an opportunity to introduce new characters. I think it's still a growing franchise. We'll see what happens with Furious 7, obviously, but our box office has grown over the past three or four films and internationally, in particular. So we think that there's more to mine there. But we're of course very mindful about fatigue."