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Based on the novels by author Robert Ludlum, Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious) will direct the film and Jeremy Renner will return as Aaron Cross. This will be the second Bourne film for Renner, who took over the leading role in the series after the departure of Matt Damon following the release of 2007's The Bourne Ultimatum. »
Handsome American actor best known for his role as Brian O'Conner in the Fast and Furious blockbuster movie franchise
Paul Walker, who has died aged 40 in a car accident, combined unthreatening star charisma with preppy good looks and a canny commercial sensibility. Though he had shown promise in his early film roles, he could easily have become just another piece of well-dressed eye candy had it not been for his involvement in the colossally successful Fast and Furious franchise, which has grossed $2.38bn worldwide to date.
In 2001, the first film in the series, The Fast and the Furious, put a four-wheeled spin on the surfing-bank-robbers thriller Point Break. Walker took the Keanu Reeves role of the upstart undercover cop who infiltrates a criminal gang – in this case, a group of daredevil street-racers moonlighting as truck hijackers – before discovering a kinship with the renegades he is supposed to be apprehending.
The contrast between Walker, »
- Ryan Gilbey
Feature Ryan Lambie 2 Dec 2013 - 06:51
We bid a sad farewell to Paul Walker, and salute his contribution to the Fast & Furious franchise, and his outstanding charity work...
In the 2003 sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious, a daredevil race through the streets of Miami ends with its petrol head hero Brian O’Conner sliding his car sideways across the finish line, the supercharged Nissan skidding to a halt mere inches from the cheering crowd.
That stunt was performed by actor Paul Walker himself, and the supercharged Nissan Skyline was his own. It’s evidence not only of Walker’s skill as a driver, but also the amount of dedication he put into his role in the Fast & Furious franchise, which began only two years before.
Born in Southern California in 1973, Walker’s career as an actor began when he was still a child, with TV shows including Who’s The Boss? and Highway To Heaven »
Paul Walker dead at 40: ‘Fast and Furious’ actor dies in fiery car crash Paul Walker, best known for his role as the former cop Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious movie franchise, died today, November 30, 2013, in a fiery car crash in Valencia, a community in the city of Santa Clarita, located in the northern outskirts of Los Angeles County. Early reports indicated that two (unidentified) people had died after a red Porsche crashed into both a tree and a light pole, bursting into flames, in Rye Canyon Business Park. According to police, speed was a likely factor in the crash. Paul Walker was 40. (Photo: Paul Walker.) Walker was a passenger in the car of Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolving Performance Motors, described as "a performance shop for high end vehicles," and one of two Valencia-based companies owned by Walker. (As per Santa Clarita’s Khts, the »
- Andre Soares
Hollywood is positioning 2015 to be the single biggest year for movies in the history of the medium, with The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII, Batman Vs. Superman, Mission: Impossible 5 and Bond 24 all arriving within months of each other. But standing in the way are the twelve months of 2014. While the New Year doesn't quite pack the heated punch of 2015, it does bring some highly anticipated fare that we simply can't wait to see. From plenty of superheroes, to evolved apes, to giant robots, to teenage vampires, and even the return of Dominic Toretto, here are the 14 movies guaranteed to get us standing in front of that box office window buying a ticket before 2015 does its ultimate damage on our savings account.
After taking the Fast and Furious franchise to a whole new level in recent years for Universal, Justin Lin is now stepping behind a new series for the studio, with word surfacing that he’s found his follow-up to Fast and Furious 6, and will helm the next instalment in the Bourne franchise.
Deadline reports that Universal has tapped Lin to direct the movie, which serves as a sequel to last year’s The Bourne Legacy.
That movie of course took the franchise in a new direction, with Jeremy Renner taking the lead in place of Matt Damon, starring as Alex Cross in the action-thriller. Legacy netted just over $275m. for the studio at the global box office, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the next movie rises that much higher under Lin’s direction.
When he came on board for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Cast aside any hope of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon returning to the Bourne franchise, at least for the time being. As revealed last night, Universal Pictures has tapped Justin Lin to direct the next chapter of Aaron Cross' (Jeremy Renner) story, with the studio hoping he can do what he did for the Fast & Furious franchise with the as-yet-untitled fifth instalment of the spy series.
Lin has helmed every instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift through to last year's Fast & Furious 6, although he chose to hand things over to James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) for next year's Fast & Furious 7, citing a lack of adequate development time. However, that won't be the case on the next Bourne movie, which is currently without a script and a scheduled release date.
Are you interested in seeing what Justin Lin can bring to »
- Gary Collinson
The Hollywood Reporter says the deal's done and Justin Lin will direct and produce the upcoming Bourne film for Universal Pictures. Lin's best known as the director of four Fast and Furious films, however he stepped away from that franchise but is now apparently ready to tackle a different one for the same studio.
Lin's contributions to the F&F franchise were The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. James Wan (the Saw films, Insidious, The Conjuring) is currently at work on Fast and Furious 7...
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Justin Lin, who directed The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift , Fast & Furious , Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6 for Universal Pictures, is reteaming with the studio on another franchise. According to Variety , Lin is in talks to direct the sequel to The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner returning to again play Aaron Cross. Anthony Peckham recently came on board to write the script. Frank Marshall and Ben Smith are producing. The Bourne Legacy opened in theaters in August of 2012 and earned $276.1 million worldwide. It cost about $125 million to make. A release date has not been set for The Bourne Legacy sequel . (Photo Credit: Getty Images) »
Hugh Jackman's second solo outing as the adamantium-clawed Logan may not have set the box-office alight domestically, with The Wolverine earning just $132.1 million during its North American run - the lowest of any X-Men movie to date. However, the James Mangold-directed solo sequel has enjoyed healthy returns internationally and, having opened strongly in China two weeks back, the film has surpassed the $407.7 million worldwide haul of Bryan Singer's X2: X-Men United this past weekend to become the second-highest grossing instalment in 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise behind 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand.
The Wolverine is based upon Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's acclaimed 1981 miniseries and sees Logan heading to Japan at the behest of Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), an old acquaintance who claims he can put an end to Logan's immortality. Also featuring in the cast are Will Yun Lee (Total Recall) as Kenuichio Harada, Brian Tee »
- Gary Collinson
Kurt Russell has hopped on board the "Fast & Furious" train as filming on the seventh installment of the franchise is underway. Though his character has not been revealed. Russell is clearly a welcome member of the "Fast & Furious 7" family.
Vin Diesel, who is known for his penchant for sharing behind-the-scenes moments from his movies with fans on his Facebook page, posted a photo showing him, Paul Walker and Russell shooting a scene. They're shown in a room filled with old car parts, but clearly aren't doing any auto work. All three men are suited up and look to be having a pretty serious conversation, so it seems unlikely Russell is playing a flat-out villain, despite some rumors to the contrary.
"Kurt Russell, such an honor to work with," Diesel writes on his Facebook. "P.s. One from set."
Universal Studios posted this video of Diesel from the Atlanta set on the very first day of filming "Fast and Furious 7," which, from what new series director James Wan has stated, will take on the tone of a gritty '70s revenge thriller.
Check out the video after the jump!
And that's all right by us for a number of reasons. First of all, there is pretty much no other director as hot as Wan right now. He found his groove directing throwback horror, most recently "The Conjuring" and "Insidious: Chapter 2."
- Kevin P. Sullivan
As Fast & Furious 7 winds down its first week of production, Vin Diesel has shared yet another photo and a video from the Atlanta set. Shooting from a "beautiful lake location", the actor takes fans deep into the first day of shooting on this whiplash sequel. Check out Vin alongside director James Wan and returning The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift star Lucas Black, who we reported earlier this week is back as Sean Boswell. Stay tuned for more footage and photos from the set as production continues...
Fast & Furious 7 comes to theaters July 11th, 2014 and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell. The film is directed by James Wan. »
The very first image came just a few days ago, in which we get to see Toretto (Diesel) and Brian (Paul Walker) looking pretty reflective. And now Diesel has taken to Facebook once more to share a new image, adding the following words:
The first week of filming, has been both intense and surreal…
P.s. One from set… a more somber moment in Our Saga…
Little is known about the plot of the movie, but if you’ve seen Fast and Furious 6, then you’ll no doubt have a very good idea what’s happening in the scene below, and just why it’s a sombre moment for Toretto, Brian, and their crew.
Starring alongside Diesel and Walker in the leads will be Dwayne Johnson, »
- Kenji Lloyd
On the heels of the first round of images over the weekend , star Vin Diesel has updated his self-run Facebook page with another look at the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 . Check it out below! The first week of filming," Diesel writes, "has been both intense and surreal... P.s. One from set... a more somber moment in Our Saga..." Although unconfirmed, it's likely that the funeral is that of Sun Kang's Han, whose death in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was re-examined in the final moments of Furious Six . The James Wan-directed sequel also stars Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black and Nathalie Emmanuel and is slated to hit theaters July 11, 2014. Click the image below for a larger »
Actor Lucas Black, who played Sean Boswell in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, will be reprising his role and joining the cast of not only Fast & Furious 7 but also Fast 8 and Fast 9. This comes as great news to fans of the series as we will now see the events that take place after Tokyo Drift.
Black joins a star studded cast that already includes Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Tyrese Gibson. Most recently the film has cast the likes of Tony Jaa and Djimon Hounsou. Jason Statham also joins the cast as the villain, which was noted in Fast & Furious 6’s end credits.
This comes as somewhat of a surprise as it seemed like not only did the writers forget about Tokyo Drift but forgot about Lucas Black as well. It’ll be great to see him join the crew and finally see the timeline »
- Gary Collinson
As fans of the street racing film series know, "Tokyo Drift" -- the third "Fast & Furious" movie released -- actually takes place chronologically after the events of "Fast & Furious 6." The final scene in "Fast & Furious 6" resolved a plot line in "Tokyo Drift" and also presented "Fast & Furious 7's" villain, meaning that the series will finally catch up to the "Tokyo Drift" timeline in its next installment.
Deadline reports that Black will reprise his role as Sean Boswell in "at least the next three installments" of the "Fast & Furious" franchise. That means Universal Pictures is planning for the series to continue on through at least "Fast & Furious 9," and that Sean will finally become a central character in the larger "Fast" universe. »
Lucas Black cast in Fast and Furious 7-9, Fast 6 / Tokyo Drift last scene video. The casting of Lucas Black in Fast and Furious 7, 8, 9 and the Fast and Furious 6 / The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift last scene hybrid video answers the question [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Fast & Furious 7 has already added several new faces to the crash-happy franchise, including Kurt Russell, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, and probably several hundred cars that will soon meet their destruction in a metropolitan fireball of automotive calamity. But the series isn’t forgetting its roots: EW has confirmed that Lucas Black — who memorably essayed the part of White Dude in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift — will return for Fast & Furious 7.
Deadline originally reported that Black’s deal is actually for the next three Fasts, which implies that the franchise is world-building towards a genuine trilogy — a three-film saga »
- Darren Franich
Avatar 2: Will Arnold Schwarzenegger reunite with James Cameron in Avatar 2? That possibility is being reported by at least one site, claiming that the actor will appear as a "nasty" human general in Cameron's upcoming sequel, which picks up soon after the events of the first movie, with the human military forces regrouping. The action star and the master filmmaker teamed up for three of the best works of each of their respective careers: The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and True Lies, the last in 1994. [Latino Review] Fast & Furious 7: Lucas Black, who made a great impression as the young star of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006, is returning to the series. (Which, if you saw this summer's edition and stayed to the very end, makes...
- Peter Martin
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