Director James Wan dished about filming the phenomenal action sequences for Furious 7 involving cars in a recent interview.
Wan spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the technincalities and ambitious production of these sequences.
"We threw cars out of the back of a plane, no joke," Wan said. "We had skydivers photographing these cars as they were falling down. It's as insane as it sounds."
He went on to talk abotu how they wanted to maintain a realistic aspect even though some of the shots were really out there and of an explosive magnitude.
"We were trying to get as much texture and tonality of practical photography into the film as we could," Wan said. "When you're dealing with action scenes that are pretty out there, the more you can ground the actual filmmaking of it, the more the over-the-top stuff will play on a more realistic level," he said.
Wan took the reins from Justin Lin who has directed the previous movies in the franchise. This is Wan's first big budget movie, before this he was known for his work in the indie-horror genre with films like Insidious and Saw. Although, Wan is helming this instalment of the franchise, Lin will be coming back for the next chapter.
Fast and Furious 7 will hit theaters in April 3, 2015.
Watch the trailer for Furious 7 here: