Vin Diesel and Thai action star Tony Jaa recently started training for their respective roles in director James Wan’s Fast and Furious 7. True to form, Diesel shared a video of their session on Facebook.
Fans of the Ong Bak star were more than a little excited following the announcement that Jaa would star in the next installment of Universal Pictures’ wildly successful series. Although details about his role are non-existent, it’s clear from the clip embedded below that his skills are definitely being utilized.
Since there’s action a-plenty in James Wan’s Fast and Furious 7, Vin Diesel and Tony Jaa are hard at work preparing for the fights found in the big-budget flick. The video shows the actors engaging in some gravity-defying Muay Thai, feats that Jaa executes with style and grace.
That said, Vin Diesel isn’t too shabby either. Although he lacks the fluidity of his co-star, it’s clear that the guy knows what he’s doing. His moves are definitely starting to come together. By the time Fast and Furious 7 arrives in theaters next year, Diesel should be well-versed in the martial art.
The Inquisitr reported earlier this year that Tony Jaa will make his Hollywood film debut with Fast and Furious 7. The actor released a statement following the announcement that showed just how excited he was to make the journey to Tinseltown.
“The films are fast-paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate. There is no better film to be involved in for a first US studio production,” Tony Jaa explained.
Check out the training video below.
Joining the Tom Yum Goong star for Fast and Furious 7 are Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Statham, and Tokyo Drift star Lucas Black. Filming reportedly began in Atlanta last month.
Fast and Furious 6 director Justin Lin is largely responsible for making the franchise what it is today. However, the filmmaker decided to take a break from the series to focus on other projects. Universal Pictures later tapped The Conjuring helmer James Wan to fill his shoes.
“I’m very excited about ‘Fast 7.’ We have the director that the studio brought on in James Wan, who had already conquered the horror thriller film genre and is going to bring some nuances to this seventh film. It’s going to be a new dynamic,” Vin Diesel said of James Wan’s involved with the sequel.
Are you excited to see Tony Jaa get down to business in Fast and Furious 7?