Will ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Begin Filming This Summer for a 2014 Release?

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Eighteen months ago there was a rumor that Fast & Furious 6 and 7 will shoot back-to-back, but costar Dwayne Johnson deflated that false story before the sixth installment in the racing franchise began filming. Marketing for F&F6 has played up the suggestion that we’ll get to see the no-holds-barred finale this year, but that clashes with Vin Diesel’s previous claims about needing two additional movies to wrap everything up story-wise.

We’ve heard rumors about a Fast & Furious 6 post-credits scene, which could set up a seventh installment that builds on developments in the fourth, fifth and six movies in a logical fashion, in addition to bringing the series full-circle by tying off unresolved events in the original Fast and the Furious movie trilogy (specifically, Tokyo Drift). A new unofficial update on the situation indicates that Universal may have found a better alternative to the questionable back-to-back shooting process.

Diesel posted on his official Facebook page about Fast & Furious 6 earning positive feedback at a pre-release screening, while also indicating that Part 7 may already be gearing up to begin production this year:

There was an early screening in LA this week of Fast 6. The crowd reaction was surreal… and their demand for the continuation was powerful… It’s remarkable to think I first embodied this character in 1999… and the evolution continues. P.s. Filming begins this summer in LA, where it all started… talk about a studio in sync with the audience…

/Film is speculating that the project Disel mentioned could also be the spinoff Johnson spoke recently about – focusing on the hard-edged agent Luke Hobbs – but that scenario doesn’t seem likely to me.

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Sequels filmed back-to-back have a tendency to produce mediocre results, as the cast and crew tend to suffer creative burnout even before principal photography is a wrap; not to mention, the sheer amount of story, character development, and action sequences that require planning out can be overwhelming (see: the second and third Matrix and Pirates of the Caribbean installments). It’s a good example of studio greed ruining the final result.

However, Diesel has previously suggested that a seventh Fast and the Furious installment is needed, in order to properly finish off the story for Fast and Furious 6 (as well as the overarching franchise narrative threads and themes):

“With the success of ['Fast Five'], and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space… We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages. The studio said, ‘You can’t fit all that story in one damn movie!’”

If Fast & Furious 7 does begin production this summer, then director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan are coming back (after working on the previous four movies). The year-long break between shooting the sixth and seventh installments isn’t, per se, ideal, but should benefit the project – which, by the sound of it, was largely mapped out well in advance of Fast and Furious 6 shooting – and would set the blockbuster on course to arrive by Summer 2014, given the current trend of 12-month turnarounds between the start of filming and release dates for tentpoles.

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Fast & Furious 6 opens in theaters on May 24th, 2013.

We’ll keep you updated on Fast & Furious 7 as more information becomes available.

Source: Vin Diesel [via /Film]

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  1. Are they racing Resident Evil?

    • “Racing” is proper word. ;)
      I like F&F.
      We need Tego Calderon and Don Omar. They’re totally crazy and soundtrack of F&F4 is great!

  2. It hasn’t vanished, Go to his photos and click the photo of him and is daughter it’s right there…Do proper research before posting an article..JOB OPENING

    • My apologies, I combed through the posts in Diesel’s FB feed and didn’t see it (but forgot to check all his photos).

      It’s been corrected.

  3. Like to see this movie when it comes out next month this movie is going to be go for all of us the family and friends

  4. cant wait!!

  5. As long as the quality is good, I don’t care how many they make.

  6. the trailer looks really good.

  7. With the exceptions of 2 (which is pants) and 4 (which is good but not as good imo as 3 – love drifting so FFTD was right up my street) each installment has been better than the last.

    If that holds true then 6 is gonna be awesome as will 7.

    The big question is can they / will they stop. Will the studio let the story end once all the threads (and the rumoured tie in of FFTD and Han’s “death”) have been resolved and let the cash cow die?

    Fans of the series I’m sure wouldn’t want it to become like Resi Evil, sequals being pumped out just beacuse each one has turned a profit but are all mediocre crap.

    Best time to bow out is when your at the top…

    • Or just stop watching them. Who cares how may they make? I’m not going to pay to see the movie 7 times.

      • dude no one cares if they keep making it ill pay to see it till f&f300 like if you cant afford 5 bucks every year or two for the movie ticket then you dont acually like the show enough you should just stop watching it

  8. honestly im depressed there may only be two left i love this series its what got me into tuners when i was like 5 and that orange civic o’connor gives dom in the first movie thats the car im building from ground up im taking every last detail from it and making it a movie replica i will not drive it tho ill be scared to even breathe on it

    • he gave him a SUPRA!! completely different cars buddie. Hope your not to far along on building that orange civic looking like a supra.LMAO

    • just to let you know its not a civic O’Conner gives Dom in the first movie, its a 1995 Toyota Supra .. just FYI

      • Technically O’Conner only gives Dom the green eclipse for losing the race. He builds the Supra with Dom but iirc Dom never drives it

  9. How can I play in fast 7.

  10. Can’t wait to see this movie!…feeling excited at the same time scared hahaha.

  11. Im a big fan of the fast and the furious and i cant wait to see and the trailer like awesome and im the biggest fan of vin diesel and brain O’Connor

  12. They are fliming in Colorado … around pikes peak

  13. I hope this puppy is wrapped, as Paul just died today.

  14. Because of R.I.P Paul Walker. will there be a movie Fast and Furious 7 ???

  15. How are they going to continue working on the movie without one of the main characters. They’d have to incorporate Paul Walker Aka Brian’s death.

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