[News] James Wan Approaching ‘Fast & Furious 7′ as a ‘Gritty ’70s Revenge Thriller’




James Wan, in general, is best known for investing his time and effort towards the task of scaring moviegoers’ collective socks off, which is why he came as a surprise choice to replace Justin Lin – who’s been behind the steering wheel for the Fast and the Furious movies since Tokyo Drift – as director for the upcoming Fast & Furious 7. The filmmaker has spoken before about the challenges of joining the underground racing-turned crime-thriller franchise in its seventh lap, which include having to find a way to top the sixth installment (in terms of emotional stakes, thematic qualities and the ludicrous, but spectacular, car driving stunts).

In a more recent interview, Wan revealed how the Fast & Furious 7 story managed to grab his attention, while providing an outline of his vision for the film (for those who do not remember: producer Neal H. Mortiz previously said that it was Wan’s pitch that convinced him and his peers that the low-budget horror filmmaker was the right man for the director’s job).

    “I really like the theme of this next one that we’re going with. I can’t really talk about it, but I like the theme; it’s one that I really relate to. Then there’s the drive of Number Seven, which was set up at the end of Number Six, which is a classic revenge story.”

Fast & Furious 6 concluded with Dom (Vin Diesel) and his extended family reunited in Los Angeles, having earned an official pardon for their past crimes and misdeeds after stopping – and, in the process, killing – criminal profiteer Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Thereafter, the movie’s mid-credits scene revealed that Han’s (Sung Kang) death in Tokyo Drift was no accident, but was instead an act of retaliation from a man (Jason Statham) who is almost certainly Shaw’s brother.

Presumably, Chris Morgan’s Fast & Furious 7 script will build on that foundation, in order to continue developing the franchise’s overarching themes – concerning the contemporary definition of kinship and moral/ethical responsibilities in the 21st century – while bringing the action sequences and exotic set pieces that are part of what people love about this franchise.

Fast & Furious 7 will be released in U.S. theaters on July 11th, 2014.

culled from screenrant.com

Hey Guys, please subscribe to Sodas&Poporn by signing up in the little subscription box on the site widgets to get notified anytime we post.

Follow us on Twitter(@sodas_popcorn) and like us on Facebook(fb.com/sodasandpopcorn) Via our site widgets also. Thanks!