The seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise will open a week earlier than previously planned, The Hollywood Reporter says.
“The saga continues on April 3,” read a tweet from the official Fast & Furious Twitter account. THR says that the movie had been previously set for release on April 10, 2015.
According to THR, the seventh installment features Vin Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, “Ludacris,” Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell also make appearances.
The six installment of the popular movie franchise hauled in $238 million domestically and nearly $800,000 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Fast & Furious 7 is expected to perform equally well.
The future of the franchise was in question when Fast & Furious star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas died from the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries,” according to a coroner’s report, in a Nov. 30, 2013, car crash. However, THR confirmed at the time that the seventh installment will not kill off Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner.