Universal Pictures has released a pair of new Furious 7 TV spots for the upcoming action sequel. The Conjuring helmer James Wan takes over the director’s chair this time around, but judging by the footage in these new spots, you’d never guess Wan hadn’t directed a large-scale action film before. I’m really digging the look of the fight sequences overall, and this certainly looks to be a massive movie, but the CG “money shots” feel a tad out of place. Of course the franchise isn’t a stranger to VFX-enhanced stunt sequences, and overall the series has become more cartoon-like in nature re: its laws of physics (remember the freeway jump in FF6?), but I hope there’s a heavy foundation of practical effects throughout Furious 7.
Regardless, the movie looks like a lot of fun, and I imagine it’s going to look great in IMAX. Paul Walker, 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.