It was only natural that questions regarding the future of the Fast and Furious movie franchise would surface following the tragic death of star Paul Walker – and let's be clear that the consequences of Walker's death transcend far past the fate of a series of movies he starred in – but a recent interview with studio executives has revealed that there may be more movies coming than we would have initially guessed.
After seeing the recently released trailer, we're sure many are looking forward to the mindless automotive excitement that Fast & Furious 7 promises. The film looks to be going to even crazier extremes in this seventh installation of the franchise, with cars parachuting out of planes, a bus bristling with guns and Jason Statham beating people up. However, the movie doesn't hit theaters until April 3, 2015. That's a bit of a wait, but thankfully a video from Mighty Car Mods is giving us a tas
The official trailer for the newest Fast and Furious movie, Furious 7, just hit the web, and you aren't likely to confuse it for any other film series. The latest flick in the long-running franchise has taken its well-known penchant for over-the-top stunts to the nth degree, a fact that's obvious from the very start of this trailer.
The Aficionauto host Christopher Rutkowski has a real passion for original and replica cars from movies and television, whether they are from James Bond, Jurassic Park, or incredibly obscure Japanese shows. However, he might have outdone himself this time because he hopped into one of the biggest automotive stars of contemporary cinema. This 1970 Dodge Charger appeared in Fast & Furious and came back in Fast Five, where Paul Walker actually drove it. The menacing, black muscle car will make
Shooting has officially wrapped on the latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, and as part of that, the cast and crew has issued a touching note that pays tribute to the new members of the film, the series' late star, Paul Walker and of course, the fans.
How can you put a cost on human life? You can't. But you can attempt to put a price on how much that person's absence can cost a company. And in the case of Paul Walker, that could turn out to be as much as $50 million.
It's easy to think of most wealthy celebrities as egotistical, materialistic individuals who own a Ferrari for every day of the week. The reality, though, is often much less severe. See, they can get attached to things, like cars, just like normal folks. Take Alfred Morris, for example. A 22-year-old running back with the Washington Redskins. Morris still drives the 1991 Mazda 626 that he had in college, despite a healthy $2.2 million contract.
Fans of the Fast and Furious series have about a year to wait before the seventh installment in the franchise hits theaters, but in the meantime, let this homage to the series made with radio-controlled cars whet your appetite. It might lack the actors, but it nails the automotive action.
Since Paul Walker's tragic death in a car accident in late November, one of many persistent questions being posed has centered on how Fast and Furious 7 intends to address the loss of its main character. Walker had reportedly completed most of his dramatic scenes for the upcoming film, but still had more action sequences to finish at the time of his passing.
Give us an afternoon behind the wheel of a genuine driving machine and that's all the amusement we could ask for. But amusement and theme parks have been wise to cater towards automotive enthusiasts as well – whether it's with a single attraction at an existing park like the famous Test Track at Epcot or the Cars pavilion at Hollywood Studios, or a dedicated facility like Ring Werk at the Nürburgring or Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.
When actor and Fast & Furious franchise mainstay Paul Walker died in a car accident last November, the next installment, Fast and Furious 7, which was already in production and was due out July 11 of this year. After a pause while Universal Studios figured out how it was going to fill the gap, the screenwriter rewrote the script and filming resumed.
It seems that Fast and Furious 7 is finally back in production. The UAE-based Speeed spotted crews from the movie filming in Abu Dhabi with help from the local police. According to Speeed, the production worked with the constabulary to shut down several roads in the metropolis and simulate a police chase with a Ferrari 458.
The Porsche Carrera GT involved in the November crash that killed Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas was traveling at speeds above 100 miles per hour before Rodas lost control for "unknown reasons," according to a report from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office that has been acquired by The Hollywood Reporter.
The most recent installment of the Fast & Furious franchise spent much of its time in London, and naturally that meant another one of those interchangeable nighttime party scenes with loud exhausts, loud paint jobs, loud music and loud attire. Vice magazine went to London to check out the real tuner-car lifestyle in a documentary called Boy Racer, and in spite of not coming across a single vintage Dodge Charger or sky blue Porsche 911 GT3 RS, there's a lot of what you'd expect.
It's been less than a month since the tragic death of Paul Walker, and there have been numerous reports regarding the fate of not only the seventh installment of Fast and Furious but the future of the franchise as a whole. While there is no news about the latter, Vin Diesel announced on his Facebook page that FF7 would hit theaters on April 10, 2015.
The German owner of the only Nissan Skyline GT-R to survive filming Fast & Furious (a.k.a., The Fast and the Furious 4) has put his car up for sale following the death of Paul Walker, Yahoo Autos reports. The original sale price was reportedly an already hefty 300,000 euros ($412,110), but it has since been raised to 1,000,000 euros ($1.37 million).
In October of last year, Matt Farah, host of The Smoking Tire, toured a seriously impressive car collection that included a number of Saleen Mustangs, some very rare German sports cars and a few gray-market Japanese imports. At the time, there was no mention of who this extensive and impressive collection of cars belonged to. Now, the video has been republished on CarBuzz with confirmation that this vast collection belonged to the late Paul Walker.
Following the crash that claimed the lives of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, we reported on the effect that Walker's death may have on the latest installment of the wildly successful (and profitable) movie series.
With the untimely death of Paul Walker last weekend, production of Fast and Furious 7 was put on hold and the future of the franchise has been left in doubt, but showing that even this worst-case scenario means nothing in the grand scheme of things, the creators of the hugely popular car movie franchise have released a touching video tribute to Walker.