Fast & Furious 7 is an upcoming 2015 American action film. It is the seventh installment in the Fast and the Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. Fast & Furious 7 is an upcoming 2015 American action film. It is the seventh installment in the Fast and the Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Lucas Black. It is the first film of the series to take place after The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, with the three previous installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift.
After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew are able to return to the United States and live the normal life again as they had wanted, but Owen’s older brother, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), is after Dominic, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, putting the entire crew in danger once more. After learning of Han’s death, the crew sets out to find the man who killed one of their own, before he finds them first.
- Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto
- Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner
- Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
- Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
- Lucas Black as Sean Boswell
- Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
- Ludacris as Tej Parker
- Jason Statham as Ian Shaw
- Kurt Russell
- Tony Jaa
- Ronda Rousey
- Nathalie Emmanuel
- Djimon Hounsou
- Michael Jai White
- Ali Fazal
On April 4, 2013, Justin Lin, the franchise’s director since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), announced that he would not return to direct a Fast & Furious 7, as the studio wanted to produce the film on an accelerated schedule for release in summer 2014 which would have required Lin to begin pre-production on the sequel while performing post-production on Fast & Furious 6 which he considered would affect the quality of the final product. Despite the usual two to three year gap between the previous installments, Universal chose to pursue a sequel quicker due to having fewer reliable franchises than its competitor studios. However, subsequent interviews with Lin have suggested that the sixth installment was always intended to be the final entry directed by him. In April 2013, James Wan, predominantly known for horror films, was announced as the sequel’s director, with Moritz returning to produce and Morgan returning to write the script, his fifth in the series. Diesel and Walker were also confirmed to return to star.
Johnson said that if Universal pursued the accelerated development of a seventh film with a summer start date, he would be unable to participate due to scheduling conflicts with filming on Hercules: The Thracian Wars. However, as production for the film commenced in September, he confirmed his return for the film as Hercules: The Thracian Wars would complete production in time for him to film a significant part. On April 16, 2013, Diesel announced that the sequel would be released on July 11, 2014. In May 2013, Diesel said that the sequel would feature Los Angeles, Tokyo and the Middle East as locations.
In August 2013, it was reported that Denzel Washington had turned down a small role in the film, and that Universal was looking for another big star to take the part which would play a larger role in an eighth film. In August 2013, Kurt Russell was confirmed to be in talks for joining the seventh film playing an unknown character. Diesel confirmed his involvement in the film through a production photo on his Facebook page in September 2013.[ In August 2013, mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey was confirmed to be in negotiations to join the cast. Thai martial arts actor Tony Jaa has been confirmed to join the cast, making his Hollywood debut. It was also confirmed that Lucas Black has signed on to reprise his role as Sean Boswell for this film and two more instalments.