Fast and Furious 7
Dominic Torretto and his crew thought they left the criminal mercenary life behind. They defeated an international terrorist named Owen Shaw and went their seperate ways. But now, Shaw’s brother, Deckard Shaw is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Worse, a Somalian terrorist called Jakarde, and a shady government official called “Mr. Nobody” are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called God’s Eye, that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Torretto must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God’s Eye program while caught in a power struggle between terrorist and the United States government.
- Body doubles, stunt doubles, and CGI were used to complete the film following Paul Walker’s death. Walker’s brothers Caleb Walker and Cody Walker were among the doubles, and also provided voice over for the character Brian O’Conner.
- The guard rail that the heroes stand near overlooking Los Angeles is the same road/parking lot that Brian initially tests his Eclipse from the first movie.
- Denzel Washington turned down a role in this film. Universal Studios were in search for a big star to play a minor role in this film and then play a larger role in the next film. Kurt Russell was later cast in the role. Taylor Lautner and Halle Berry were also considered for roles in this film, and Deepika Padukone had to pass on a role due to scheduling conflicts
- Over 230 cars were destroyed during the filming of this movie alone
- Some of Paul Walker’s dialogue and footage is taken from previous Fast & Furious films. For example, Brian’s conversation with Mia in the Dominican Republic garage is taken from a deleted Fast Five (2011) scene; similarly, the plane conversation between Dom and Brian has every shot of Walker rotoscoped from the conversation with Dom about their fathers from the same film.
- Jason Statham was originally offered the lead antagonist role of Owen Shaw in Fast & Furious 6 (played by Luke Evans) but due to commitments of his films Parker and Wild Card, he could not take part. Statham and Vin Diesel wanted to work together for some time, so Diesel, in his producing capacity, had him penciled for this film.
- During the parking garage fight scene between Vin Diesel and Jason Statham there are some Easter eggs referencing the Transporter movies. Cars on the roof include the BMW from The Transporter (2002) and the Audi from Transporter 2 (2005).
- The song at the end, “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa, is dedicated to Paul Walker.
- This was Paul Walker’s final film.
- This is the third time Paul Walker drives the same blue Nissan GTR since Fast Five. (Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, and Furious 7).
- The red car seen in the Etihad Tower sequence is a W Motors Lykan Hypersport. W Motors is a Lebanese company that plans to make only 7 Hypersports.