We already knew that Universal was wasting no time in moving forward on Fast & Furious 7, and today at the studio’s CinemaCon presentation, Vin Diesel announced that the next installment is due out on July 11, 2014. No details are known other than filming begins this summer, Diesel will return alongside Paul Walker, and James Wan (Insidious) is set to direct.
While I assume Universal would try to round up cast members other than Diesel and Walker, the involvement of Dwayne Johnson is a bit up in the air. In a recent interview with Steve, Johnson seemed doubtful that production would begin so soon, but if Universal wants to hit that July 2014 release date, filming has to begin ASAP. Johnson could be a little out of the loop on this, so either his character won’t be in the seventh installment, or it will be a minor role since filming on Fast & Furious 7 will conflict his shooting schedule on Brett Ratner’s Hercules.
We learned last week that Justin Lin, the director of the last four Fast & Furious movies, will not return to direct the seventh movie in the series after Fast & Furious 6. This is a big franchise for Universal—the studio may shoot as early Fast Seven this summer for a 2014 release, but to do so they need a director. Universal reportedly spoke to Baltazar Kormakur (Contraband), Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), and Harold Zwart (The Karate Kid) about the job, but Deadline expects James Wan to sign a deal by the end of the week. Wan made his name as the director of Saw. His last film was the surprise hit Insidious, and Wan is currently in post-production on Insidious: Chapter 2.
Hit the jump to read what Lin had to say on the choice of Wan, plus a rundown on what we know about Fast & Furious 7 so far.
With less than two months until its May 24, 2013 release on Memorial Day weekend, nine new high-resolution images from the upcoming Fast & Furious 6 were just revealed. Director Justin Lin used this set of photos primarily to showcase the film’s cars, not to mention a few more shots of cast members. One theme in both batches of released photos is what appears to be a high-speed chase involving a tank that has some sort of rigging built on the front. Given the intensity of Fast Five’s stunts, which included an incredible train heist scenario, one can only wonder what Lin has up his sleeve with this tank scene. Additionally, riding on the success of its predecessor, Fast & Furious 6 will also have a broader action plot revolving more around heists and car chase sequences than around a street racing subculture.
For a look at the new pictures, shift to the jump. Fast & Furious boasts a stacked action ensemble of Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, Sung Kang, Gina Carano, and Luke Evans.
Tonight’s the night for high-adrenaline TV spots. We just posted a new glimpse at footage from Iron Man 3 and now a new action-packed teaser for Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 6 is now available. There are so many military vehicles and a jacked up Dwayne Johnson that I thought this was G.I. Joe: Retaliation for a second, but the presence of Vin Diesel (and a massive tank) set me back on course.
Also starring Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris Bridges, Elsa Pataky, Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano, Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th. Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot.
Judging by my Twitter feed, people I follow absolutely lost their minds when they saw the Super Bowl spot for Fast & Furious 6. As I said in my write-up, it looks like the series has finally come into its own, and I’m eager to see what the new movie has in store (other than a car exploding out of a plane). I’m also eager to see how fans will react when the full trailer goes online later today. A sneak peek has been released, and it features Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Dom (Vin Diesel) having a conversation. It’s the vegetables before the triple-fudge-muscle-car-tank-explosion-sundae.
Hit the jump to check out the sneak peek, and check back here at noon EST when the full trailer goes online. The film also stars Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans. Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.
We’ve already revealed teasers for the Super Bowl ads for Oz the Great and Powerful and The Lone Ranger (although the latter is during the pre-game), plus reported on the first look at Fast & Furious 6 as well as the Star Trek Into Darkness app that will start up during the second quarter. According to THR, there will also be ads for World War Z and Iron Man 3. Sony, Fox, and Warner Bros. are skipping out on the Super Bowl, and you can’t really blame them since adtime is averaging around $3.75 million. Personally, I’m most excited for the no-name company that purchases adtime and runs a horribly offensive commercial (there’s always one). For non-movie ads, there will be the usual suspects the Budweiser Clydesdales, E-Trade’s talking baby, and Danica Patrick for GoDaddy.com. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a few Bud Light commercials show up, and those are usually among the best of the night.
Hit the jump for details on the ads. Super Bowl XLVII begins at 6:30pm EST.
We’ve got a host of new images from the following Universal Pictures films opening in 2013:
- About Time – A new image featuring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson, who star in this time-traveling sci-fi dramedy from writer/director Richard Curtis. About Time opens May 10th.
- Fast and Furious 6 – One new image of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel who return for the sixth installment of the streetcar franchise directed by Justin Lin. Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24th.
- Identity Thief - 16 images from director Seth Gordon’s crime comedy starring Jason Bateman as a victim of Melissa McCarthy’s thieving. Identity Thief opens February 8th.
- Jurassic Park 3D – A new image from the 3D re-release of the 1993 Steven Spielberg movie, roaring into theaters on April 5th.
Hit the jump to see the images.
Vin Diesel is ridiculously popular on Facebook (37 million likes), and he’s done a good job at using his page to promote his upcoming projects. Today, he has revealed a new image from Fast & Furious 6, and he also provided a confirmation that the first trailer will premiere during the Super Bowl on February 3rd. That’s a scant three months before the film opens, but the Super Bowl is the perfect place to show off a trailer for a movie like Fast & Furious 6. Presumably, we’ll start seeing some posters soon, and since Super Bowl ad time is ridiculously expensive, a longer trailer should debut online or in theaters soon after the Super Bowl spot.
Hit the jump to check out the new image. The film also stars Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans. Fast & Furious 6 opens May 24th.
Vin Diesel loves to show his fans images from his upcoming movies (which reminds me: when are we going to see Riddick?), and he’s now showed off two still from Fast and Furious 6. Naturally, it shows Diesel playing the hero as he looks cool in front of a sweet car, and hugging a child. We don’t know much about the film beyond it involving dueling heist crews, but Fast and Furious 6 clearly isn’t just about explosions and cars, people. It’s got a lot of heart.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans. Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013.
Last week, we showed you some photos and videos from the set of Fast and Furious 6, and now more photos and videos have arrived online. Previously, we only saw some cars and a tank, but this time around we get a full-on crash (intentional, of course). It loses some of its majesty being shot from a spy-cam, but I’m sure director Justin Lin will cut it together to make it an exhilarating moment for fans of the franchise.
Hit the jump to check out images and video, although this could probably be considered a minor spoiler, so consider yourself warned. We’ve also included comments about the film from Ludacris, who is returning to play Tej Parker. The film also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans. Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images and video.]
Fast and Furious 6 is currently filming in Tenerife, Spain, and photos and video have leaked from the set . There’s nothing too revelatory about these images other than a tank will be involved at some point. Tanks are not known for being fast, so clearly, the title no longer makes sense. This does not bode well for the tight, cohesive plots we’ve come to expect from the films. As for the video, it shows a behemoth of a vehicle that I don’t even know how to begin to describe. It would almost look futuristic if it weren’t in drab, military green.
Hit the jump to check out the photos and images. The film stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Joe Taslim, and Luke Evans. Fast and Furious 6 opens May 24, 2013.
[Update: We've updated the article with a few more videos from the set.]
While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, actress Milla Jovovich spoke with the press about the fifth installment in the popular Resident Evil franchise. In Resident Evil: Retribution, which resurrects Michelle Rodriguez’s character from the first film, Alice (Jovovich) fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. During the interview, Rodriguez talked about how cool it is to be a part of the franchise again, that her reappearance is explained early on and in a plausible way, the film’s cool fight scenes, how she’s also returning to the Fast and Furious franchise, doing a voice for the next Modern Warfare video game, and what superhero character she’d like to play. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
At this week’s press day for the upcoming return of the drama series Dallas, premiering on TNT on June 13th – and starring original cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Grey, along with a whole new line-up of actors – Jordana Brewster took some time to speak with Collider about what drew her to television and this show and character, in particular.
While we’ll post what she had to say about being a part of Dallas closer to the show’s premiere, we did want to share what she had to say about her involvement in the Fast and Furious franchise. Although she hasn’t yet gotten to read the script for the next installment (tentatively called Fast and Furious 6) , she was able to speculate a bit about how Mia might deal with motherhood, possibly getting to shoot the film in the UK, her hopes that she’ll get to be more active, and that even though there is pressure for each film to be as good as the one before, she trusts the filmmakers because they don’t take the fans or their expectations for granted. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Gina Carano gave a great physical performance in Steven Soderbergh‘s Haywire, and while she may not have the acting prowess of A-list leading ladies, the MMA brawler has them licked when it comes to fighting. Last week, we reported that Carano was in talks to join Fast and Furious 6, and she’s also set to star in the John Stockwell action flick In the Blood. In a recent interview, Carano provided brief updates on where she’s at with both pictures.
Hit the jump for Carano’s comments. Haywire hits DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, and you should definitely check it out if you missed it in theaters. Click here for my review.
Production is slated to begin on Fast and Furious 6 (that’s the working title for now) soon, and director Justin Lin looks to be adding a strong female presence for his Fast Five follow-up. We learned last week that MMA fighter/Haywire star Gina Carano has entered talks to join the car-enthusiast ensemble, and now The Daily Mail claims that Rihanna is set to take on a villainous role in the pic. It’s important to note that The Sun is a somewhat less-than-reputable source, so this casting news should be taken with a grain of salt for the time-being.
The artist stars in this summer’s Battleship, but we haven’t seen much of her acting ability in the trailers so it’s hard to judge this casting choice, should it turnout to be true. Remember Samantha Mumba in The Time Machine? Oh, you don’t? Dwayne Johnson told Steve that they’ll be filming Fast and Furious 6 in London and Berlin, so we can look forward to an international vibe for the upcoming actioner. The film is slated to open on May 24th, 2013.