MUMBAI: Universal Pictures recently declared that it has shifted the release date of the seventh installment of 'Fast and Furious'.
According to Hollywood Reporter the Studio is planning a worldwide day-and-date opening for the movie and has decided that opening a week earlier will allow it to book more international play dates. The movie will hit theaters in April 2015, a week earlier than previously planned.
The film, which will be helmed by James Wan, was earlier slated for a summer 2014 release which had been postponed due actor Paul Walker's tragic car accident in November 2013.
The movie will see the 40-year-old late actor, Vin Diesel, and Dwayne Johnson, along with Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black, and will also star Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey and Kurt Russell.
As reported in Forbes, by coincidence or as a result, Focus Features is moving Insidious 3 from 3 April to 29 May of next year. On a surface level, this new date merely puts the film on the same weekend as Fast & Furious, which opened on 3 April 2009 to a record (for April at the time) opening weekend of $70.9 million.