Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register now to see X-Men: First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson In Talks For The Jungle Book
Jon Favreau rounds up friends old and new
New Trailer For Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Power is a fragile thing...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 April 2014
Vin Diesel Shares Photo Of Walker Brothers on Fast 7
Caleb and Cody Walker make their on-set bow
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Guardians Of The Galaxy
01 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Riddick (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Pain & Gain
Empire Star Rating
The Conjuring (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Snitch (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Kurt Russell Races To Fast & Furious 7
If only he was Stuntman Mike...

02 September 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Kurth Russel in Death Proof

Curiouser and curiouser… Or should we say, Furiouser and Furiouser? Because word has arrived that Kurt Russell is in negotiations to join Fast & Furious 7which is shaping up to have an interesting cast beyond the regular gang.

According to Variety, Russell has been approached to play an undisclosed role that was first offered to Denzel Washington. Nothing has been revealed about what he’ll be doing in the film, but in our dark little hearts, we sort of hope it’s a riff on car-crazy, homicidal loon Stuntman Mike from Death Proof. Still, having the veteran actor in the film is a big positive in our book whatever he ends up doing.

So far we know that Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker and Tyrese Gibson are the veterans confirmed to return (the rest of the gang – at least, those who survived the sixth film – are sure to be close behind) and Jason Statham is the villain tracking them down to avenge the death of his brother (Luke Evans’ character). UFC fighter Ronda Rousey and Ong Bak man Tony Jaa have also been added.

With James Wan taking over directing duties, the film is headed back to the franchise’s LA roots (though with some travel to the Far East likely) as the crew find themselves free men and women and just the small matter of Ian Shaw (The Stath) to threaten their happy days.

Set to start filming almost immediately, Fast & Furious 7 will race to our screens on July 25 next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Set Of Pics From Wolf Creek 2
The Ballad of Mick Taylor continues
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Skeptical about this
Been a fan of the series ever since the 2001 original F&F. But losing the best Director (Justin Lin)- who stepped down after admitted a year wasn't enough to draw up a concept let alone, plan, film and produce a worthy sequel to Fast 6 had alarm bells ringing. I hope this won't be another 2Fast2Furious cash in with an inexperienced action film director- oh wait. More

Posted by NotAmused at 19:11 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

Skeptical about this
Been a fan of the series ever since the 2001 original F&F. But losing the best Director (Justin Lin)- who stepped down after admitted a year wasn't enough to draw up a concept let alone, plan, film and produce a worthy sequel to Fast 6 had alarm bells ringing. I hope this won't be another 2Fast2Furious cash in with an inexperienced action film director- oh wait. More

Posted by NotAmused at 18:57 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post

Do not utter its name.
Dude, it's bad luck to even mention D P! It was the worst of things. Real real bad. More

Posted by haze motes at 01:32 on 02 September 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’

Empire 300th Issue: The Directors' Cut Cover
Spielberg, Whedon, Fincher, Abrams Mann and more take over

Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)