Fast & Furious 7

Fast & Furious 7 will be the next installment in the Fast and the Furious series following up from Fast & Furious 6 and Tokyo Drift. Justin Lin has announced he will not be directing. James Wan is signed on as director for the next film. Jason Statham will play the villain, Ian Shaw, brother of Owen Shaw (Luke Evans, Fast & Furious 6). Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Ludacris, and Jordana Brewster are all signed on for the film as their characters from previous films. Fast & Furious 7 rolls into theaters in 2015, next summer. Filming will start in September, 2013 only three months after the release of Fast 6.

In a post-credits scene, while Han is being chased in Tokyo (realigning the events from Tokyo Drift to the present time), he is hit by an oncoming car, resulting in Han’s car exploding, killing him and revealing that the crash was an orchestrated attack. The other car’s driver is revealed to be, Ian Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen Shaw’s older brother, walks away from the scene and calls Dominic, leaving him a threatening message saying “Dominic Toretto, you don’t know me, you’re about to”.

 

Act of Valor

When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home.

‘Act of Valor’ uses active duty U.S. Navy Seals as actors. The characters they play are fictional, but the weapons and tactics used are real.

Act of Valor – Behind the Scenes – Navy SEALS Movie

ARGO

Based on true events, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis–the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.

The official trailer for ‘Argo’ starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA ‘exfiltration’ specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Producers Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney winning the Oscar® for Best Picture for “Argo” at the 2013 Oscars®.

 

A dear friend, and former member, David Ellis has passed.

David Ellis, 60, a journeyman director and former stuntman whose credits include the 2006 thriller “Snakes on a Plane,” died Monday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was in pre-production on the upcoming film “Kite” with Samuel L. Jackson. The cause of death was unknown, said his agent, David Boxerbaum.

011013-celebs-snakes-on-a-plane-director-David-R-EllisEllis most recently served as the second unit director on several upcoming high-profile films including “47 Ronin,” starring Keanu Reeves; “R.I.P.D.” with Ryan Reynolds; and the adaptation of Mark Helprin’s novel “Winter’s Tale.” It was not immediately clear whether Ellis’ death might affect those productions.

Ellis grew up in Santa Monica and Malibu, where he was a top-ranked junior pro surfer. He began his career in Hollywood with a brief acting stint but was introduced to stunt work at age 19. His first credit was for Bob Crane‘s “Superdad.” His IMDb.com page boasts 75 stunt credits for films as varied as “Scarface,” “Patriot Games” and “Fatal Attraction.”

He graduated to directing in 1996 with the Disney film “Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco” and did second-unit directing work for 20 years, on movies including “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Waterworld.”

He received more attention for his work on two “Final Destination” films and the much-hyped Internet sensation “Snakes on a Plane,” starring Jackson.

New Line chief Toby Emmerich praised Ellis for his action work on “Final Destination 2,” calling his opening car crash sequence “the best action footage” since 1971’s “The French Connection.”

Ellis directed 2011’s “Shark Night 3D” .

Times staff reports

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