James Wan to bring 'suspense' to Fast and Furious

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 September 2013
James Wan

James Wan

'Fast & Furious 7' director James Wan hopes to bring "suspense" to the successful street racing franchise using his years of experience as a horror director

James Wan plans to bring "suspense" to 'Fast & Furious 7'.

The horror director - who is best known for helming 'Insidious' and 'The Conjuring' - will seek inspiration from his frightful film past to inject edge-of-your-seat thrills into the seventh film in the franchise.

He told Collider.com: "One of the things I would love to bring to it, having spent a lot of time in the horror/thriller/suspense genre is ... I love tension, I love suspense and hopefully I can bring that. That would be my style that I would love to bring to the 'Fast' franchise."

The filmmaker replaces Justin Lin - who directed the previous four films in the series - at the helm of the high octane speed-racing franchise, which stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and he is eager to put his own stamp on the movie.

He explained: "I want to respect and honour the world that they've created so far, which the fans love. They have crazy fans that love that franchise, so I want to honour that and make sure I don't mess that up too much. But at the same time I want to put my own stamp to it and kind of do what I do best, which is suspense and tension."

'Fast & Furious 7' is due in cinemas in July 2014.

Fast & Furious 7

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Written by: Chris Morgan
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Lucas Black, Jason Statham
  • UK release: 3 April 2015

Deckard (Statham) is a Special Forces assassin determined to get revenge on the team after his brother has been left in a coma. With the shark rapidly receding in the wake of the franchise's waterskis, the latest instalment is insane but has a puppyish desperation to please, and doesn't take itself too seriously.

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