It’s a Fast and Furious world, we’re just living in it. This past weekend Furious 7, the seventh film in the franchise, set the all-time April U.S. opening weekend box office record with a haul of $143.6 million. That also happens to be the 9th highest opening weekend of all time. Plus, the film grossed another $240 million overseas, for a grand total of $384 million worldwide on opening weekend. It looks to be on track to be the first $1 billion film in the franchise.
One of the many reasons for the large gross was a curiosity over how director James Wan handled the passing of his lead actor, Paul Walker. In our interview with the director, he talked about the decision in detail. Below, you can read that, and see a music video for the song used in the film. And if that’s not enough Fast and Furious for you, there’s even a brand new Fast and Furious 8 rumor. Read it all below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Some new pics, some casting, and some very interesting quotes in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- Ethan Suplee is also back for Mallrats 2
- Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 books Bella Thorne
- Sam Jones says he’s already set for Ted 3
- Sharknado 3 will be “the worst,” says the Hoff
- See Zoolander and Hansel model for Valentino
- Vin Diesel predicts Best Picture for Furious 7
- There will be a gay couple in Independence Day 2
- James Wan is getting to work on The Conjuring 2
- Simon Pegg is “terrified” to write Star Trek 3
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Furious 7 is a little over a week away and fans of the franchise are going to flip. The action is bigger, the emotion is deeper, and the way the franchise pays tribute to the tragedy of Paul Walker‘s death is incredible. No spoilers, but watching the film, I cried more than I’ve cried in a movie in years. It’s a truly beautiful send-off that was put together using many different techniques. We’ve already reported that Walker’s brothers Cody and Caleb were on set to help out. But producers also used unused footage from previous movies to complete some key shots.
Again, we won’t spoil any of the specifics but Weta Digital was reportedly employed to complete a process that used old footage digitally composted onto new shots. Director James Wan wouldn’t confirm that to us, but a new report does. Below, read his quotes about the Paul Walker Furious 7 magic and more. Read More »
The summer starts early this year when James Wan‘s Furious 7 hits theaters on April 3.
The seventh film in the Fast and Furious franchise picks up where part 6 (and part 3) left off, taking the franchise into the unknown for the first time in years. Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the team will once again join up with Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and others to battle a new foe, played by Jason Statham. Kurt Russell joins the action, as do Djmon Hounsou and Ronda Rousey. Lucas Black returns, too. It promises to be the biggest Fast and Furious film yet, which is saying something if you’ve seen the last two.
This week, a few new clips have made their way online. One is a new international Furious 7 trailer that has a few new shots at Race Wars – a callback to the first film – and then there’s a new TV spot. Check them out below. Read More »
If the Super Bowl spot wasn’t enough for you, here’s a new Furious 7 trailer. This trailer, which runs nearly three minutes, has just about everything. First up, the late Paul Walker is front and center, which begs the question of how long-time fans will be able to watch this sequel and not break down at least a little bit.
Beyond Waker, there are a couple of huge action setpieces teased within. There’s the family angle, with Vin Diesel‘s Dom as the unlikely patriarch. There’s a whole cluster of plot threads, most prominent of which is the revenge angle featuring Jason Statham as the brother of Fast & Furious 6‘s Luke Evans character — and Kurt Russell is around to tell everyone just how screwed they are to have a pissed-off Statham on their tail. Check out the trailer below.
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When you think “movies” and “Super Bowl commercials,” in recent years that meant one thing: The Fast and the Furious. The sixth film had a huge Super Bowl spot in 2013 and in 2015, the gang is back.
The Furious 7 Super Bowl commercial is now online. And it’s EPIC. Directed by James Wan, the film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Lucase Black and Jason Statham. It opens April 3. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
The unstoppable Fast & Furious series continues next spring with Furious 7, and today we have a first look at same. The high-speed sequel brings back franchise favorites like Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, and Michelle Rodriguez, while adding fresh faces like Jason Statham and Kurt Russell. James Wan directs. Watch the first Furious 7 trailer after the jump.
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Vin Diesel has posted a couple new Fast and Furious 7 images on Facebook. He has also seen the first trailer for the new sequel, and reports:
Universal came to visit, to show the trailer for FF7… Speechless… yeah, it was that INCREDIBLE! I must also say, that it was emotional and bittersweet… we all went above and beyond to make Pablo proud, but man, I wish he could see what we have created and just how far we have come.
Hit the jump to see the new Fast and Furious 7 images, along with the previously released photos.
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In 2002 Warner Bros was developing a new Superman movie with then screenwriter JJ Abrams called Superman: Flyby, with Brett Ratner hired to direct. Abrams’ screenplay for the film would have reinvented Superman, incorporating a bunch of new ideas that angered fans when a negative script review was posted on the internet. The film was abandoned and never went into production. Mr. Sunday Movies has created a video essay giving the complete history of Superman Flyby. Watch that now after the jump.
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