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

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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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  • cloud720

    I hope Jason Statham is the main character of fast 7 and kills off the rest of the cast one by one. That could make for solid action and be the definitive end to a franchise that should have died a long time ago.

    • Internet Savior

      Should of Die a long time ago?? considering each one gets better and makes more money, I’m gonna assume you have a very low IQ and are probably a butthurt Man of Steel fanboy

      • jjlouis

        actually it gets “very low IQ” with each one

      • Internet Savior

        That’s not even a proper sentence….SMH

      • Joseph M

        Saviour, they’re films for people that like to see fancy cars driving really fast and doing awesome stunts. As for making more money, well if the masses love it, the quality must be good. Like Twilight and One Direction.

      • Sweet Pea

        Quality is subjective; Twilight obviously did tick an awful lot of boxes for its target demographic and the same goes for One Direction, its odd that you’ve pointed out two films aimed specifically at pubescent females as your reference points. There is a lot of quality about the F&F series, and it does keep increasing in acclaim and financial gains, so why should this series end now exactly?

        You just come across like a massive snob, on a film site, shocker.

  • Internet Savior

    Ride or Die!! Hollywood’s best action franchise just keeps getting better…

  • name

    I hope they tone down the humor a bit in the next one, fast 6 was fun but the jokes got cringe worthy by the end of it.

    • Jeff R

      Agreed. It was ‘adolescent’ as they say. I’m surprised critics didn’t crucify the pic for the fact that they broke Dwayne Johnson’s character alone.

      Was it obvious to anyone else that he was not the same straight-laced, serious guy from ‘Fast 5′? Franchise Viagra my ass. Write him off if you plan on injecting WWE bullshit like an Interpol interrogation beatdown in a half-billion dollar franchise.

      • Man pippy

        Eh? Dwayne Johnson was never straitlaced, in the last film he executed a criminal and let the other criminals go.

        I do agree though that they took the character alot less seriously, there’s still some pathos though, since Dwayne’s incorruptibility is a focus of the film.

      • Man pippy

        Eh? Dwayne Johnson was never straitlaced, in the last film he executed a criminal and let the other criminals go.

        I do agree though that they took the character alot less seriously, there’s still some pathos though, since Dwayne’s incorruptibility is a focus of the film.

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