Universal Pictures has released the very first Furious 7 clip and a new poster for director James Wan’s (The Conjuring) action sequel. The follow-up returns the franchise to its roots in Los Angeles, as Vin Diesel and his family find themselves fighting for their lives against vengeful mastermind Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), the brother of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) – who perished in Fast & Furious 6. Like everything else we’ve seen from the film so far, this clip is excellent. The near 3-minute scene teases one of the film’s key set-pieces in which the racing “family” drives out of a plane – to what purpose, we don’t yet know, but who cares because they’re driving out of a freaking plane! The clip is fun and humorous, who doesn’t like a joke at Roman’s expense? But what’s more exciting to me, it’s thrilling. Wan is bringing his own style to the franchise, and that seems to be a very good thing.
Watch the Furious 7 clip below, via Universal. The film also stars Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. Furious 7 opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on 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.