Universal Studios releases first Furious 7 trailer [w/video]

Article by Christian A., on November 2, 2014

Universal Studios has just released the first ‘Furious 7’ trailer and as expected, the new movie will be wilder and above the other titles from the series. As you may know already, in the previous ‘Fast and Furious’ movie Han (Sung Kang) died and the team tries to revenge his death.

Meanwhile, Ian Shawn (Jason Statham) wants to revenge the death of his brother Own (Luke Evans). As a result, ‘Furious 7’ promises to be the best movie from the ‘Fast and Furious’ series with plenty of 3D effects and customized vehicles.

Earlier this year, Paul Walker (Brian O'Conner) died in a terrible accident but as you will see in the trailer, the remaining scenes for Brian O’Conner character were made using computer generated images. Since filming only half-completed when Walker died in a single-vehicle crash, the script has to rewritten to account for his character. Aside from computer generated images, Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, served stand-ins to complete his remaining scenes. It is interesting how the script rewrites would retire Walker’s characters.

Furious 7 is set to be the first installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. Chronologically, the events of film are set to happen after The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). Walker reprises his role as O'Conner, a former FBI agent who became a criminal and professional street racer. He is joined by Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, a former criminal and professional street racer who became a family with O'Conner. Dwayne Johnson comes back as Luke Hobbs, a DSS agent.

Returning actors and actresses for the seventh installments of the film include Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as Tej Parker, and Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto.

Furious 7 is directed by Australian director James Wan, who is predominantly known for horror films. He replaces Justin Lin, who had been the franchise's director since The Tokyo Drift (2006). During post-production of the Fast & Furious 6 in April 2013, Lin announced his departure from a seventh film, as Universal Studio wanted produce it on an accelerated schedule, set to be released in summer 2014. The seventh film in the franchise is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell, with the script written by Chris Morgan.

The new movie was supposed to be released on April 10, 2015 but the producers announced that the new date had moved to April 3.

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