Last week, Universal tried to recruit Denzel (yes, that Denzel lol) to join 7 for a small part and on to a bigger part for 8. Like what Statham is doing with 6 & 7. He declined though.
And I read on Twitter that they signed on Rousey because they couldn't get Rihanna, who was their first choice.
Some recent Tidbits from James Wan
"Because the title says `Fast 7,' and the characters that are in the movies like Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and the gang, they felt like outlaws or like samurai in some ways. So I started thinking seven – `Seven Samurai,'" he said, referring to Akira Kurosawa's 1954 classic. "So that's kind of the spirit that I'm trying to bring to my version."
“I really like the theme of this next one that we’re going with. I can’t really talk about it, but I like the theme; it’s one that I really relate to. Then there’s the drive of Number Seven, which was set up at the end of Number Six, which is a classic revenge story.”
“I’m a big [genre] fan, so that’s how I’m approaching : I’m looking at it like a gritty, ’70s revenge thriller, but one that still fits into the ‘Fast and Furious’ series.”
Edited by Jiffyl00b - 8/7/13 at 9:54pm