James Wan’s FAST 7 to Be a “Gritty 70s Revenge Thriller”

     July 15, 2013

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With his next horror film The Conjuring set to scare audiences this weekend, director James Wan is already gearing up for his next big adventure.  Wan was confirmed for the seventh installment in the Fast and Furious franchise a couple of months back, and started designing the film’s action sequences a month or so ago.  While the action sequences from Fast & Furious 6 are going to be tough to beat, at least we now know what tone Wan is going for with the next film.  It should make a lot more sense to those of you who stuck around to watch the end-credits scene.  Hit the jump to see what Wan has in mind.

james-wanHere’s what Wan had to say about Fast 7 in an interview with The Playlist:

“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. I’m a big [genre] fan, so that’s how I’m approaching it: I’m looking at it like a gritty, ’70s revenge thriller, but one that still fits into the ‘Fast and Furious’ series.”

Wan also cited The French Connection and Death Wish as inspirational films for his take on the franchise.  It sounds like the team probably won’t be planning any major heists this time around, unless it’s got something to do with their ultimate goal of bringing in (or taking down) the bad guy.  What are your thoughts on Wan’s plans for Fast 7?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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