If you’re at SXSW, you’ve probably heard by now that Furious 7 will be making its world premiere at midnight at the festival. If you’re at SXSW and this is the first you’re hearing of it, it’s probably too late to get a ticket, and I’m sorry for making you sad.
When Jupiter Ascending had a secret screening at Sundance earlier this year, it was noteworthy because the big-budget sci-fi film was so far afield of the festival’s indie content. SXSW casts a much wider net when it comes to its selections, and unleashing a new Fast & Furious movie at midnight fits perfectly for the festival’s attitude.
If you can’t wait to learn how the new installment of the franchise turned out, then you can hover over your computer or phone around 2am CST; I’m sure Twitter will be blowing up.
For those unable to see Furious 7 at SXSW, the film opens wide 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.