April 10, 2013
SAW's James Wan Will Direct FAST AND FURIOUS 7
Deadline adds another name to the list of possible directors for Fast And Furious 7. They say that Universal is very interested in James Wan (Saw, Insidious) and are currently in finalizing talks. James even has franchise director Justin Lin backing him up. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are expected to return with a rather large action star playing the villain. The film set for a Summer shoot might not have Dwayne Johnson or a few others returning.
Wan's horror smash-hit Saw is still one of the more unique films of the genre in the last fifteen years, making it a favorite of mine. Hopefully he can bring the Fast And Furious franchise full circle to awesome thriller from over the top action fest. It will be interesting to see who Universal gets to replace Dwayne Johnson, Luke Evans and possibly Gina Carano.