James Wan On “Fast & Furious 7” Challenges

With “Saw” scoring a 10th anniversary re-relase this Halloween, the original film’s director James Wan has done a smattering of press. During this, he touched upon his most recent gig – directing the seventh “Fast and Furious” film.

It was a production that couldn’t be more different to “Saw” in terms of scale, budget and tone. On top of that, it faced the difficulty of one of its stars dying halfway through production. In terms of the size and issues, Wan tells Collider:

“The size of the budget doesn’t make that much of a difference because the kind of issues I have on a low budget film I have on a big budget film as well, but they’re just much bigger.

It doesn’t matter how big or small your film is, you still don’t have enough money. You don’t have enough time to shoot it. When you’re making a bigger movie you have much bigger set pieces that require more time and more effort and more people.

Fast 7 is definitely the hardest movie I’ve had to do in my career. And it’s not just me. Neil Moritz [the film’s producer] has been doing this for a long time and is a very successful, seasoned producer and he said that to me too. That Fast 7 is the hardest movie he’s ever had to make as well in his entire career. And it’s very true.

I think the final product will surprise a lot of people. It’s that hardest film I’ve ever had to make but it’s also the one I’m proudest of. I’m really proud of this film.”

“Fast and Furious 7 ” is scheduled to hit theaters on April 3rd 2015.