With just a couple of weeks to go before release, Universal Pictures has released a new Furious 7 featurette as well as a few more new images for director James Wan’s (The Conjuring) upcoming sequel. Nobody can deny that things are very different this time around, in the wake of Paul Walker’s death, and this new featurette discusses how Furious 7 is both an evolution in the franchise as well as a tribute to a beloved human being.
In the new behind-the-scenes featurette, the cast discusses how Furious 7 is the most mature entry in the franchise to date, with Vin Diesel saying what’s really been taken to the next level is the emotional integrity. Early word on the movie has been positive (read Perri’s review here), and I’m looking forward to seeing how this emotional aspect of the film is handled—in addition to all the cars driving out of airplanes, of course.
Check out the new Furious 7 featurette and images below. The film also stars Kurt Russell, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Ludacris,Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, and Elsa Pataky. Furious 7 arrives in theaters April 3rd.
Here’s the official synopsis for Furious 7:
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 and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.