First ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Images: Dom and his Crew Head Down to Georgia

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Director James Wan has released two extremely profitable horror movies over the past two months (including, The Conjuring), now that his and co-writer Leigh Whannell’s sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 (which cost $5 million) has climbed atop the U.S. box office with an opening weekend take of $41 million. The filmmaker isn’t taking a break to celebrate his dual box office victories, but has instead begun shooting the blockbuster Fast & Furious 7 for a theatrical debut next summer.

The seventh Fast and the Furious movie picks up with Dominic “Dom” Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew members left standing after the events in Fast & Furious 6 – in addition to that installment’s mid-credits sequence – as they pursue a vendetta against what may be their most dangerous opponent yet; someone who, as it happens, is thirsty for revenge too. The new cast additions this round include Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, Djimon Hounsou and Kurt Russell is what Diesel has described as a role that will lead to bigger and better things in Fast & Furious 8.

Fast & Furious 7 will take Dom and his fellow vehicular-racing enthusiasts back to their Los Angeles home turf, but for the time being production is taking place in Georgia. On the first day of filming, Tyrese Gibson (who plays fast-talker Roman) posted a short video online from the movie’s outdoor set in the hot and humid Southern U.S.; thereafter, Diesel used his ultra-popular Facebook page (47 million followers and counting) to unveil the first behind-the-scenes pics from the shoot:

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SPOILERS FOR FAST & FURIOUS 6 AHEAD!

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Wan’s Fast & Furious chapter will also be taking U.S. moviegoers across the pond to Tokyo, as the third installment (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) showed that Dom travels to Japan not long after Han’s (Sung Kang) death – since revealed to be the nasty handiwork of Statham’s character, who’s all but confirmed to be the older brother to Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) from Furious 6.

Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) seems a bit worse for the wear in the second of the two F&F7 images, while Diesel as Dom appears to be in a somber and serious mood (note the emphasis on his necklace – a symbol for his personal values). That could be a subtle clue as to what point in the screen story – once again written by Chris Morgan – Dom and his family wind up in the South during their (Battle? Full-out war?) against Statham; though, these pics fail to shed any light on which of the new Fast and Furious cast members will be on Dom’s side (?), and which ones seem lined up to be more foe than friend.

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james wan fast furious 7 First Fast & Furious 7 Images: Dom and his Crew Head Down to Georgia

Insidious: Chapter 2 has demonstrated that Wan’s storytelling abilities – especially where it concerns building upon and expanding the narrative and themes in a pre-established property – have only gotten better with time and experience. That bodes well for his efforts to deliver a Fast & Furious movie that works as both a self-contained thrill ride and a logical extension of the conflict set in motion in the sixth installment.

Furthermore, if Wan really is serious about leaving his days of playing in the horror genre sandbox behind him (until further notice, anyway), then he’s already taking steps in the right direction (as far as accomplishing that goal is concerned). Be sure and drop us a line in the comments, with regard to your own thoughts and feelings about the path the filmmaker has decided to travel (now that he’s reached a cross-roads in his career); not to mention, what you make of the story for Fast & Furious 7, based on the few details that’ve been made available so far.

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Fast & Furious 7 opens in U.S. theaters on July 11th, 2014.

Source: Vin Diesel

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  1. At first I wasn’t really convinced about Wan directing but as time passes I feel like he WILL pull it off. I am really looking forward to what he will bring to us in Fast 7. He just might become one of my favorites if this movie meets my expectations.

  2. except Han can’t be dead because he dies in tokyo drift. These movies happen before that.

    • As shown in Fast 6, Fast & Furious 7 will take place after Tokyo Drift.

    • U need to watch the after credits of Fast and Furious 6.

      • i think he did and thats what hes telling you, fast and furious 7 takes place after tokyo drift.

      • sorry, just realized you are two different Bobs

  3. I’ve found that the odd numbered F&F’s tend to be the best. If Wan is jumping in and he does a good job, he will confirm this pattern right. Regardless, I hope this ends up being a good film. I really hated F&F6 and I think it was a severe step back from its predecessor.

    • Fast and Furious 6 was a great action film, I know its ur opinion but u say them like everyone agrees and like ur opinion is fact when u are actually in the minority when it comes to this subject.

      • He said “I really hated F&F6″ noy “everyone” how is that stating his opinion as fact? i personally enjoyed the movie, and i respect that Mauricio does not. In no way does his opinion reflect the opinion of anyone other than himself. I do believe F&F6 could of been better, and i do really hate any movie franchise that brings characters back from the dead. I went in with low expectations and was pleasently surprised. As a whole though i thought there was room for it to be better than it was.

        Don’t attack someone just becuase they dont share your opinion.

        • I personally enjoyed the film a lot, but i definitely understand people who weren’t impressed with it. While i found it enjoyable i thought Fast5 was better, and I think the main reason for that was that they lost the aspect of Hobbs chasing them that made F5 so compelling. Granted it was fun and cool to see them team up, but it still didn’t match the intensity of Hobbs chasing them. I expect them to do that in future installments, probably the final one, whichever/whenever that is lol.

    • I agree with you, Mauricio.

    • I would agree with you except for 3 being Tokyo Drift. That was my least favorite, although I didn’t like the second one that much better. I like 1 and 5 a lot better than the rest of them.

  4. I haven’t been this excited to watch another Fast and Furious since the first one. I really like James Wan style of directing. I’ll be there opening weekend.

    • same man this is getting me stoked for midnight premier!

  5. They can and will keep churning these films out because everyone else has no other jobs lined up. Paul walker is essentially a nobody and vin diseil only had riddick and an voice over on guardians to schedule around

    • What are you talking about?

      Michelle Rodriguez has five movies out this year alone, I’m pretty sure she has future projects already tacked on. Tyrese is a singer and has three films coming out so far next year. We all know The Rock is busy. The chick playing Mia has three films coming out next year. And Paul Walker even has a film coming out next.

  6. Could Kurt Russell play Paul Walker’s dad?

    • Impossible, Kurt Russell can act.

      • Ha, I see what you did there.

  7. Question 1: When do you expect F&F8 to come out guys? If Vin is going to be majorly busy in the coming years it might be hard to get them out every year or even every two years.

    Question 2: Will they ever kill off Dom and if they do, would the franchise continue or not?

  8. I would definitely like if Lucas Black was in the movie too.

  9. F&F8 needs to bring EVERYBODY back. We need Lucas Black, Bow-Wow, Ja Rule, and Eva Mendes !!!

  10. does this mean Lucas Black is coming back to seek revenge?

    • That’d be awesome.

  11. i dont see how they could bring lucas black back and still have his character be a teenager. i also dont see them having 7 or 8 taking place eight or so years later. i would be interested in seeing his character return though.

    and yes bring back eva mendes! i was hoping she would be back for 6.

    • well he was 24 the first time, he’ll be 31 by the time this comes out and with make up etc he could probably look like he’s in his early 20s

    • Rob Keyes confirmed on Twitter an hour and 8 minutes ago that Lucas Black…WILL be in FF 7!!

  12. “REVENGE IS ALWAYS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD.”

  13. i think we AFRICANS too can provide a better place for FAST AND FURIOUS 8 to come and West Africa can make a better place for that,maybe,a cast too please can woud be good for us.Locations can be at Ghana and Nigeria.

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