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Several New "Fast and Furious 7" Updates

By Garth Franklin Wednesday September 11th 2013 03:38PM

Filming on the James Wan-directed seventh film in the "Fast and Furious" franchise has begun and set photos and videos are popping up all over at the FF7Movie twitter account.

A recent quote from Vin Diesel revealed that the addition of actor Kurt Russell to the cast isn't just for this film. He tells Metro:

"Kurt Russell was the perfect person to introduce in 7 to play out the eighth storyline that everyone is going to go crazy on".

That Twitter account was then updated to explain Russell's role, the father of Chad Lindberg's Jesse from the first film. Jesse was shot in a drive-by shooting moments after pleading for Dominic's help to protect him:

"He [Russell] would play the father of Jesse, and he would be Toretto's villain. He would work together with Jason Statim in the film, as Ian Shaw in #Fast7, to take revenge on Toretto and his family. Universal was searching for a bad guy for #Fast7, but he would be even more bad in #Fast8."

Meanwhile, Wan himself tells Moviefone that this week's "Insidious Chapter 2" will be his final film in the horror genre.

"I’m going to go on record and say I am finished with the horror genre. ‘Conjuring’ and ‘Insidious 2′ are my two last scary movies. I spent the last ten years of my life doing this. It’s time for a change".

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