In a few days it will finally arrive: Furious 7, the latest and biggest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. And while the death of series star Paul Walker does put a damper on some of the excitement, this is still a great time to celebrate one of Hollywood’s most reliable and inventive franchises. In 15 years, Fast & Furious has evolved from a simple B-movie about a couple of street racers to an international crime epic spanning multiple continents and dozens of characters.
Fast and Furious 7 is an emotional movie; there's no getting around that. There were few dry eyes after the screening we attended. But, if it's this emotional for people who are watching the movie, can you imagine what it must be like for the people who made the movie, and knew Paul Walker? We spoke to director James Wan who told us that it's still so hard, he has to get up and leave the theater during the film's ending.
Furious 7 almost certainly won’t be the last Fast & Furious movie. But at times it feels like a series finale. There are numerous callbacks and homages to the franchise’s entire 15-year history. The setpieces are bigger and crazier than ever; it’s hard to imagine anyone topping them. And before the chases really get rolling, the mood is often downright mournful. Two different scenes are set in graveyards, and characters talk about taking “one last ride” together.
If you didn’t tune in for tonight’s premiere of DIG on USA, then you probably missed this new extended trailer for Furious 7. No worries—our latest action-packed sneak peek of the upcoming sequel has arrived online for your viewing pleasure. Although it packs some of the footage we’ve already seen in previous trailers, this extended look includes some new stuff we haven’t seen before and offers plenty to get your motor runnin’.
The new Fast and Furious 7 trailer ends as the others have, with Vin Diesel driving a car off a skyscraper and into another while Jason Statham launches grenades at him. It’s an image that will never stop being one of the most ridiculous things we’ve ever seen and hopefully it will play just as well in context. However, this new trailer offers something that the others have not: a little perspective.
Following the debut of the first trailer for the James Wan-produced ‘Demonic,’ comes some more Wan-centric news: it was recently revealed that the director is heading back behind the camera for ‘The Conjuring 2,’ but first the script for the upcoming sequel will receive a rewrite. New Line and Wan have just brought on ‘Wrath of the Titans’ scribe David Leslie Johnson to help polish the spooky screenplay.
James Wan is one of the most prominent horror film directors working today, having successfully scared our pants off with ‘Insidious’ and ‘The Conjuring.’ So we have a lot of faith in anything with Wan’s name attached to it, like the upcoming film ‘Demonic,’ which was originally scheduled for release this past December. And although it doesn’t yet have a new release date, the first trailer definitely has us intrigued (and a little spooked).
Now that James Wan is free to return to direct 'The Conjuring 2,' and after a little release date shuffling, New Line has decided to move the upcoming sequel onto some prime movie real estate: 'The Conjuring 2' will hit theaters in the summer of 2016, as New Line looks to duplicate the success of the first film, which hit theaters in the summer of 2013.
In news that should delight horror fans, 'The Conjuring 2' has officially secured the return of director James Wan. His involvement with the sequel was up in the air since he left horror behind to direct 'Fast and Furious 7,' but the genre that gave him his start has pulled him back in ... and we're happy to have him back.
For those excited about a sequel to James Wan's incredibly successful -- and incredibly spooky -- horror flick 'The Conjuring' (and you can totally put us in that camp), you'll have to wait a little while longer. The sequel, which was previously scheduled to hit theaters in October 2015, has been delayed a whole year, while an untitled horror film has now taken its place.