Jana B., Here….
To all the fans yelling for more of the Sean Boswell character from ‘Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift‘, the movie gods have heard your cry and answered. Lucas Black, who starred in Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, is returning to reprise his Sean Boswell role in Fast & Furious 7. Black, has signed a deal that calls for his character to become a regular in the series and he will be part of at least the next three installments of Universal Pictures’ most lucrative film franchise. Fast & Furious 7 will be released next July 11.We most recently saw Black flex his acting muscles as Pee Wee Reese in the Jackie Robinson film ‘42‘. Before that he featured in ‘Friday Night Lights‘, ‘Cold Mountain‘ and my favorite Lucas Black role as Jeep Hanson in ‘Legion‘.
The next film will be directed by James Wan, who just helmed the scarily high grossing Insidious: Chapter 2. Scripted by Chris Morgan, the film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham and Djimon Honsou. Neal H. Moritz and Diesel are the producers. This franchise shows no sign of running out of gas (horrible pun, have to keep it): the last film gave Universal its biggest worldwide opening in studio history, and it is the third highest worldwide grossing film of the year after Iron Man 3 and Uni/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2. I’ll admit when I watched ‘The Fast and the Furious‘ in 2001 I figured it was a one trick pony. I’ve been surprised by the character arcs and story line with each movie. This is one example where Hollywood needs to drill this well until it’s dry.