In an unexpected last-minute decision, Furious 7 made its worldwide premiere last night at the South by Southwest festival (you can check out our own review right here). Director James Wan, producer Neal H. Moritz and star Tyrese Gibson took to the stage to present the finished product – completed mere days beforehand – for what was described by those in attendance as an emotional night.
Paying tribute to the sadly departed Paul Walker, who led the franchise for years, the main takeaway from the crew’s introduction was a sense of family. And that same message permeates the latest international trailer that Universal has dropped today.
Catching up with Dom’s crew for their seventh outing, Furious 7 ropes in a host of recognisable faces and a couple of newbies to spice up the character interaction. The new trailer catches us up on the general story details before expanding on its core mantra; these guys all love each other, and they all love jumping out of planes while driving cars. It’s business as usual, except there’s a batch of new footage absent from the domestic trailers. The impetus here is on the action-packed, the explosive, and how none of that matters without your family.
Starring Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Ludacris, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, Elsa Pataky, and Kurt Russell, Furious 7 races into theaters on April 3.
Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan.
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