Who would have thought that The Fast and the Furious franchise would become what it is today. Not me. That’s for sure.
After the massive success of Furious 6 longtime franchise director Justin Lin is leaving the series. Replacing him in the captain’s chair is Saw and Death Sentence helmer James Wan.
Wan has some very interesting things to say about the latest installment in the multi billion dollar franchise.
I really like the theme of this next one that we’re going with. I can’t really talk about it, but I like the theme; it’s one that I really relate to. Then there’s the drive of Number Seven, which was set up at the end of Number Six, which is a classic revenge story. I’m a big [genre] fan, so that’s how I’m approaching it: I’m looking at it like a gritty, ’70s revenge thriller, but one that still fits into the ‘Fast and Furious’ series.
I’m a huge fan of Wan’s Death Sentence so the fact that he’s bringing a similar toolkit to this film makes me very excited. Plus the cameo at the end of Furious 7 basically sets up what this whole film will be about. I’m very, very interested to see what happens with both the film and the franchise going forward.