‘Furious 7’ writer says ‘the franchise needs to die’
The film’s script is being rewritten after a producer told director Anthony Hemingway that the film needs to be changed because “it’s a franchise,” according to the New York Times.
The Times says “a source close to the script says Mr. Hemingwis had told Mr. Weinstein that the new version was ‘not the original.’
“There are no sequels. “
We’ve just gone from a ‘truly original story’ to ‘a series of stories that we think could be told, but aren’t,'” Mr. Hingwist said, according to The Times.
“There are no sequels.
We need to get back to the original story.
I’ve never had that kind of relationship with anyone in my life.”
The writer is quoted in the Times saying, “The original was about the characters, the characters are a lot bigger than they were in the original.
The characters are still very recognizable.
They still are in the story.”
The Times adds, “It is now clear that the filmmakers, producers and crew are not interested in taking on a franchise-killing project.
They are content to create a story that captures the essence of the original film.”
The film is currently in post-production and filming in London, with the film set to hit theaters on November 13, 2019.