A recent visit to Mondello Park to celebrate the launch of the Fast & Furious 7 had us take to the wheel of a Mazda MX5 to preform some handbrake turns and drift around a purpose built slalom course. We participated in timed runs featuring 90 & 180 degree handbrake turns on a specially devised stunt course. It was a day designed to allow us to feel like stunt drivers and learn the basic moves all drivers know working on these films. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Fast & Furious 7 and the film comes out in Irish cinemas Friday April 3rd. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell.
Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan Now, with Fast & Furious 7, this crew heads across the globe for one last ride together in their most gravity-defying and emotional adventure to date. Fast & Furious 7 picks up more than a year after Dom’s (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) crew has returned to the States with their pardons. We find them transitioning into life on the right side of the law, but home has taken on a surreal quality. Dom tries desperately to reconnect with Letty (Rodriguez), while Brian struggles to acclimate to suburban life with Mia (Brewster) and their son, and Tej (Bridges) and Roman (Gibson) celebrate their freedom by living the playboy dream.
Unbeknownst to all, however, danger has come in the form a cold-blooded British black ops assassin with a score to settle. Beginning his reign of terror with the brutal murder of Han (Sung Kang) in Tokyo and the attempted assassination of Hobbs (Johnson) in L.A., Deckard Shaw (Statham) is systematically hunting down those took out Owen (Luke Evans), his little brother, during their last mission. When Shaw blows up the Toretto house, the family’s very symbol of sanctuary given to our crew to regain their freedom, Dom must turn to a high-level government operative (Russell) for assistance.
Our heroes’ only hope is to get behind the wheel again and secure an ingenious prototype tracking device for the U.S. government. In return, they’ll use it to locate the ghost that is Shaw before he can kill again. And as they form a tighter band than ever: The Fast & Furious 7— Dom, Brian, Hobbs, Letty, Roman, Tej and Mia—they will face their greatest threat yet in places as far away as Abu Dhabi and Azerbaijan…and as familiar as the streets they call home.