Fast 6 and Fast 7 Won't be Shot Back-to-Back, Says Dwayne Johnson
02.21.12 by Ryan
After Fast Five earned $626 million in worldwide box office, no one could have been surprised when Universal Pictures hired franchise screenwriter Chris Morgan (Fast Five, 2009's Fast and Furious and 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) to pen another installment. However, when Vin Diesel revealed that Morgan and director Justin Lin were also working on a Fast Seven because they "didn’t have enough space" in Fast Six for all they had planned, rumors naturally began that the two sequels would be shot back-to-back but according to Dwayne Johnson, who joined the franchise in Fast Five as DSS Agent Hobbs, they won't.
In an interview with MTV, Johnson revealed that the plan initially was to shoot back-to-back, but "weather issues" have prevented them.
I don't think we're going to shoot them back-to-back. We were going to try that because it wouldn't make sense to have the same crew and have everybody there in one place, but I think we're dealing with some weather issues, so from what I know we're going to shoot Fast 6 first and then worry about Fast 7 a little later.
Fast Five was set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and it looks like the next two installments (or, at least Fast Six), will be set overseas. "We're going to be in the U.K., we're going to be in Germany, from what I know," said Johnson. "That's the early talks. And we're going to start shooting in May."
U.K. tabloid The Sun reports that Fast Six will start in London, England, before moving on to Essex.
Fast Five brought back several characters from previous movies, and it's unknown yet which ones will return for Fast Six besides Diesel, Johnson and Paul Walker. However, Tyrese Gibson has publicly campaigned for a bigger role in Fast Six, so, Roman Pierce fans, keep your fingers crossed.