Vin Diesel is approaching 50 million fans on his Facebook page. And to celebrate, he posted a video of him doing combat training with Tony Jaa for "Fast and Furious 7." Check out the video below.
Story details are being kept a secret, but the new movie will pick up where "Fast and Furious 6" left off. The seventh installment will bring back most of the cast, while Jason Statham, Jaa and Ronda Rousey are the newcomers.
"Fast and Furious 7" is directed by James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring, Insidious) and is set to hit theaters on July 11th, 2014.
It only hurts because they tell you in very clear words "They will return in The Real Rock'N'Rolla." Yet I haven't heard a single syllable of information or intention to actually make the movie. I honestly would have been fine letting that film stand on its own. Most sequels are unnecessary anyway, and tend to take away from the story more than they add to it. At no point during the first time I watched Rock'N'Rolla was I thinking "I wonder if they'll make a sequel?" (mostly because I started to assume no one would be alive by the end) until the very last second when it the announcement came on screen, and only then was I glad that the story would continue. They forced this hope upon me, and immediately took it away.
Toby Kebbell was absolutely f*cking incredible as Johnny Quid, and it launched him into the very small list of actors who truly impress me.
Actually (as I had not checked in a few years now) it's even worse now that I just read that Guy Ritchie already has the script for the sequel.
"You know, Iíve spent a lot of time thinking about it! Iíve written a script, I think itís a great script, and Joel [Silver] wants to pay for me to do it. But up until now we havenít had the time to do it," Ritchie said. "Itís sitting there and weíd all like to do it, itís just a question of when weíre going to fit it in. So weíll wait and see."
So not only is the sequel ready to make, but there's not even a decent excuse for why they haven't started. It's as though they're all fellow fans just waiting for someone else to do the work, and pretending they're not the ones that have to do it. (I say no decent excuse because they half-assed the last Sherlock movie, and there's no plausible excuse to make "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." instead of this.)
minkowskiwrites: on October 22nd, 2013 at 6:17:29 PM
The real reason for no RocknRolla sequel is...money, of course, as Rocknrolla made an underwhelming 25 million total worldwide. I can see, from their pecuniary perspective, why they'd avoid a sequel. No offense.