BySophie Atkinson, writer at
Sophie Atkinson

Studio execs have officially announced a seventh film in the Fast and Furious series.

While Fast & Furious 6 doesn't debut until tomorrow, the team behind the box office aren't tire-d of the franchise. They just announced they've already started work on Furious 7 and are aiming to release it next summer. Gruffly charismatic leads and haven't lost any of their drive for action hero success: They'll be heading up the cast and that infamous chatterbox Vin Diesel has already slipped the press some juicy details about the seventh film.

While the other films in the series have been set all over the globe, with past films set in Dominican Republic, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, this will mark a return to the United States of Speed for the gang, with Vin Diesel revealing "We are bringing it back to Los Angeles."

But it's not a stroll down memory lane. The Fast and Furious series is losing director , who helmed films 3-6 in the series and is being revv-placed by , who's infamous for brutally violent films like the Insidious franchise and Saw.

Lin's been highly complimentary about Wan, telling press, "I don’t know if James needs any advice because he’s a really good filmmaker. He has a point of view, and I think that’s something that makes these films fun to do. Even though they’re big, full of action, and it's big in scope, if you have a point of view that makes it fun and interesting."

While Lin obviously knows how to put together a great Fast and Furious film, I think a new director will be a breath of fresh air for the series, and given Wan's horror film past, he could bring a darker edge to the seventh Fast and Furious film.

What do you think? Is James Wan the right man for the gig? Let me know in the comments below.


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