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Universal Studios has unveiled the first trailer for Furious 7, the seventh film in the high octane series that started with Rob Cohen’s 2001 film, The Fast and the Furious. This time around, James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious) takes over directing duties for four time series director Justin Lin, and the film looks like a blast. The film sees Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Lucas Black, with new blood to the series in Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Tony Jaa. The trailer packs everything we’ve come to expect from the series, but that’s not a bad thing. If you didn’t think it could get more ridiculous, you’d be wrong. Check out the trailer below:
If you had told me ten years ago I’d be anticipating the seventh film in this series, I would have laughed in your face, but here we are, and the series has gone from guilty pleasure, to one I can’t help but genuinely love for its characters, action, and fun that they’ve brought to the big screen. This will also mark the final film of Paul Walker, who tragically passed away last November, and it’ll be great to see his final film completed, and I’m grateful that Universal, and his Fast & Furious family, were up to the task.
The stunts look absolutely bananas, the cast looks like they’re having fun, and Wan seems to have brought a bit of a classic revenge edge to the proceedings. It just looks like a lot of fun, and I like that they don’t take themselves so seriously that it’s not fun anymore. It’s good to see some big budget escapism fun, and that’s something this series has been delivering on a lot over the last seven years. It’ll be very curious to see just where the film series will head from here, but I can’t wait to see where Furious 7 takes us on April 3, 2015.
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.