It turns out even a tragic death can’t keep the Fast and the Furious family apart. Franchise director Justin Lin told CinePOP Brazil that he wants to bring back Paul Walker‘s character Brian O’Conner in the remaining two Fast and the Furious sequels.
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F9 is finally out in theaters after lengthy delay, and director Justin Lin‘s latest Fast and Furious movie helps pave the way for the final two films in The Fast Saga. Let’s take a look at what happens as the new film comes to a close.
Spoilers lie ahead. And not the ones on cars.
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Christopher Nolan is one of the most acclaimed blockbuster filmmakers in the game, and he has a vibe that sometimes feels a little stuffy, even if he’s not necessarily cold in real life. For example, many were shocked to learn that Nolan is a huge fan of the goofy comedy MacGruber, so much that he even sent an e-mail wishing luck to everyone when production on Peacock’s sequel series pilot began. Now we’re learning that Nolan likes his junk food action cinema too, because he’s admitted to liking the Fast ad Furious movies, especially the original from 2001. Read More »
After Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park hit theaters in 1993, the dinosaur craze began. Hollywood responded with the likes of Prehysteria, Super Mario Bros., We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story, and Theodore Rex. But one dinosaur movie tops them all.
Tammy and the T-Rex is a cult classic released in 1994 about a high school girl named Tammy and her boyfriend Michael. Thanks to a mad scientist, Michael has his brain transplanted into the body of a life-size, robotic tyrannosaurus rex. After escaping the scientist’s lab, Michael heads off to bring dinosaur pain to those who bully him in school and reunite with his girlfriend. Yes, this is a real movie, and there’s also an R-rated, gore-filled cut of the movie that will have its world premiere at the Cinepocalypse film festival very soon. You can watch the Tammy and the T-Rex uncut trailer below to see some of the insanity. Read More »
After Paul Walker‘s tragic death, the Fast and the Furious franchise reworked things to have the actor’s character drive off into the sunset via some digital trickery. That’s likely the last we’ll see of Brian O’Conner in the series, but Walker’s brothers would like to change that. Caleb and Cody Walker both served as stand-ins for their brother to complete Furious 7, and now the siblings are saying they’re open to the idea of helping bring Walker’s character back for future installments.
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The people behind documentaries like I Am Chris Farley and I Am Heath Ledger have turned their attention to Paul Walker. I Am Paul Walker follows a similar trajectory as the aforementioned docs, chronicling Walker’s tragically short life with home video footage, and through interviews with friends and family. Watch the I Am Paul Walker trailer below.
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A documentary about the life and death of Fast and the Furious franchise star Paul Walker is in the works at the Paramount Network. Adrian Buitenhuis, who directed the documentary I Am Heath Ledger, will helm the film.
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The cast and crew of Furious 7 were thrown a pretty serious curveball when Paul Walker died in a car wreck while the sequel was still in production. Shooting shut down for awhile to allow everyone time to grieve and process this tragedy, but also to allow director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan figure out how they were going to salvage the movie without one of the main actors around to finish many pivotal scenes that had still yet to be completed.
In the end, Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Connor was given a touching send-off by his on-screen brother Vin Diesel. But how would the movie have ended if Paul Walker hadn’t died and didn’t need to be written out of the future sequels? Chris Morgan recently took the time to explain how the original Furious 7 ending would have been different from what we saw in theaters. Read More »
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Next spring, we’ll be sitting in our seats waiting to see what kind of high octane action comes in Fast 8, the next installment in the surprisingly long-running action franchise that started all the way back in 2001. But as we learned last fall, there’s plenty more Fast and Furious action on the way with two more sequels dated for 2019 and 2021, delivering on the promise that Vin Diesel made for one last trilogy in the franchise. And while Furious 7 seemed to give a proper send-off to Brian O’Conner, the character played by the late Paul Walker, there’s a chance he may come back before the franchise comes to an end.
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It’s kind of a miracle Furious 7 turned out so well. After the tragic loss of actor Paul Walker, nobody knew where that left the unfinished film. Would it be reshot? Scrapped altogether? In the end, Universal, director James Wan (The Conjuring), and all involved worked with Weta to finish Paul Walker’s scenes. Read more about how they did it after the jump. Read More »