Fast Five's massive box office take ($626 million worldwide) proved that audiences weren't done with the franchise, and neither was the studio. After the success of Fast Five, Universal Pictures quickly hired screenwriter Chris Morgan, who wrote Fast Six, as well as 2009's Fast and Furious and 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, to write a sixth installment. Morgan will have to write a seventh as well.
Actor Vin Diesel helped launch the franchise but took a break for 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, then returned for a cameo in Tokyo Drift before settling back into the franchise with Fast and Furious. Now officially a producer of the series, Diesel told THR that when he, Morgan and director Justin Lin sat down to discuss Fast Six (or Fast and Furious 6 or what ever it may be called), there was too much (story?) to put into just one movie. universal happy with two more movies >> Posted 12.21.11 by Ryan
Universal Pictures is wasting no time continuing the Fast and Furious franchise and capitalizing on the rising superstar status of Ryan Reynolds.
Fast Five has earned $592 million in worldwide box office receipts since opening at the end of April, but Universal was already planning a sequel. In mid-April, the studio hired Chris Morgan, the screenwriter of Fast Five as well as 2009's Fast and Furious and 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, to write a sixth installment, after Fast Five enjoyed a successful early release in European markets. Fast Five director Justin Lin confirmed the sequel days after the movie was released domestically.
Now Deadline reports Universal is making the sequel official, giving it a release date of Memorial Day 2013, otherwise known as May 24th. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and the rest of the Fast and the Furious acting company will reunite for "their most dangerous adventure yet", according to the studio. R.I.P.D. will arrive in 2013, too >> Posted 06.25.11 by Ryan
Fast Five is the fifth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, so for those that haven't bothered to watch the previous movies, or only caught one or two along the way, the latest viral video tries to prepare audiences by taking them back through the series one movie at a time.
Starting with 2001's The Fast And The Furious, the video shows Vin Diesel and Paul Walker in the early days of their association, when Walker was an undercover cop trailing Diesel while simultaneously falling for his sister (Jordana Brewster).
In the first sequel, 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, Walker returned, but Diesel did not, opening the door for the introduction of Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pierce. Only a brief portion of 2006's The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift is shown, including Sung Kang's introduction as Han and almost all of Diesel's brief cameo.
2009's Fast and Furious reunited Walker and Diesel and its success has brought fans Fast Five, which reunites all the characters from the previous movies as they elude Dwayne (we still want to call him "The Rock") Johnson as a federal agent looking to bring Diesel and Walker into custody. watch the video >> Posted 04.15.11 by Ryan
The first trailer and subsequent Supr Bowl trailer for Fast Five have concentrated on a federal agent's (Dwayne Johnson) hunt for franchise stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The latest trailer shows why Diesel and Walker gather together so many of their former co-stars (Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Sung Kang, and Gal Gadot) from the previous four Fast and Furious movies, and why Johnson is so intent on tracking them down. Watch the trailer >> Posted 03.08.11 by Ryan
Some may argue that all Fast and the Furious movies are the same, focusing solely on cars, girls, and more cars, but closer inspection reveals some slight differences. The first, 2001's The Fast and the Furious, saw Paul Walker as an undercover cop who infiltrates the L.A. street racing world and meets anti-hero Vin Diesel, forging a partnership that ended for the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, which saw Walker and Tyrese Gibson investigating a money launderer in Miami. Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift took the action to Japan, where Lucas Black filled in for Walker and Diesel in a storyline that was ignored for the 2009 sequel, Fast and Furious, which reunited Walker and Diesel in Los Angeles and reignited the franchise.
Have you found the difference? Location! Where will Walker and Diesel end up in the fifth installment, Fast Five? ComingSoon revealed a synopsis that has the duo teaming up with old friends in a race around the globe. see the full synopsis >> Posted 09.16.10 by Ryan
Tyrese Gibson isn't the only actor in Hollywood to fall in love with Twitter, but he may have fallen the hardest. Gibson used his Twitter account to announce his return for Transformers 3, and now he's using it to confirm his involvement with Fast & Furious 5, which, in the ever-evolving world of Fast & Furious titles, is now called Fast Five. What the tweet! See who's furious >> Posted 07.14.10 by Ryan
Wow, what a game! The Cardinals came back and took the lead 23-20 with only 2 mins 30 on the clock. Riveting last minute play got the ball back in the hands of the Steelers who took it down to the 7 and with only 43 seconds left, they made a TD and extra point to take the lead back 27-23. Now that Arizona has the ball back they have 22 seconds to get down the field.
What's left of the trailers you ask? They've kinda petered out as the game has come to a close, but be sure and scroll down to see all the ones we've blogged about: G.I. Joe, Transformers, Angels & Demons, Land of the Lost, Star Trek, Monsters vs. Aliens, Up, The Year One and Race to Witch Mountain.
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But there is another one that aired earlier that I skipped over simply because it has been shown before -- on TV prior to the game. Still its fairly new, so I'll end with it. It's the next Fast and Furious franchise film and you can see the newest trailer below.
And... The Cardinals couldn't pull it out in time. Steelers win 27-23. Game over. Now go see a movie. Posted 02.01.09 by reelz
Hard to believe it's been almost eight years since Vin Diesel and Paul Walker sped into the hearts of audiences all over the world, but they're back to remind everyone of the magic and MTV has the exclusive poster to the fourth installment.
Noticeably absent is Lucas Black, star of The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, and for those confused, worry not: Fast & Furious takes place before Tokyo Drift and after 2 Fast 2 Furious, so all the intricate plot lines from Tokyo Drift won't get in the way of Fast & Furious which sees Diesel and Walker joining forces to bring down a common enemy. Posted 12.24.08 by reelz
Hot on the heels of the Fast & Furious trailerdebut on MySpace, Universal today released a bunch of new images from the upcoming fourthchapter of the blockbuster street-racing saga, which reunites The Fast and theFurious stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and JordanaBrewster. They also released the following story synopsis:
"When a crime brings them back toL.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent BrianO’Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Domand Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuverhim. And fromconvoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two menwill find the best way to get revenge: push thelimits of what’s possible behind the wheel."
A shared enemy? An uncertain new trust? Revenge?!? Next summer cannot comesoon enough. Posted 08.25.08 by reelz
Next summer, Babylon A.D.'s Vin Diesel returns to the franchise that helped make him a star with Fast &Furious*, the fourth chapter of the blockbuster street-racing saga.Diesel, who turned down a role in 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furiousin order to focus on making fancy art films like The Chronicles ofRiddick and The Pacifier, reunites with FFco-stars Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez in what is sure to be the top drug-smuggling street-racer movie of 2009.
The Fast & Furious trailer unspooled over the weekend in front of Death Race. Today it makes its official online debut -- in sparkling HD -- at noon pacific over at MySpace's Trailer Park.
*My title suggestions, Fast and Fourious and Fast/Furious, were rejected by Universal. Posted 08.25.08 by reelz