Director James Wan has been talking about directing the latest instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise and how it differed from his other franchise work with Saw.
He was quick to point out how the two movies were different but curiously similar: “The size of the budget doesn’t make that much of a difference because the kind of issues I have on a low budget film I have on a big budget film as well, but they’re just much bigger.
“It doesn’t matter how big or small your film is, you still don’t have enough money. You don’t have enough time to shoot it. When you’re making a bigger movie you have much bigger set pieces that require more time and more effort and more people.
“Fast 7 is definitely the hardest movie I’ve had to do in my career. And it’s not just me. Neil Moritz [the film’s producer] has been doing this for a long time and is a very successful, seasoned producer and he said that to me too. That Fast 7 is the hardest movie he’s ever had to make as well in his entire career. And it’s very true.
“I think the final product will surprise a lot of people. It’s that hardest film I’ve ever had to make but it’s also the one I’m proudest of. I’m really proud of this film.”
Fast and Furious 7 hits theaters on April 3rd 2015.