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Universal Pictures in Talks with “Saw” Director to Helm “Fast & Furious 7″

Entertainment 11 Apr 2013   »   by Sela Foukimoana


According to reports, Universal Studios has chosen James Wan, director of ‘Saw” and “Insidious” to direct the upcoming installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise.  (That’s right — they’re on number 7 already).

Wan followed up the 2004 low budget “Saw” with two films that performed poorly, but he generated buzz in 2010 when he directed “Insidious.”  With just a $1.5 million budget, the film went on to earn $97 million at the box office.

Justin Lin, who recently completed work on “Fast & Furious 6” reportedly told Deadline at Sundance that he wouldn’t direct the next installment in the series.  Lin directed the last four Fast & Furious films and his debut with the franchise was “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.”

Vin Diesel recently mentioned on his Facebook page that filming for 7 might begin as early as this summer.  And not to worry, fans of The Rock — Dwayne Johnson confirmed last month that his character will return for “Fast & Furious 7.”  Expected release date is 2015.

Of course, before getting too excited about the seventh installment, viewers should probably check out “Fast & Furious 6.”  It hits theaters on May 24th.

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