Universal Pictures' sequel, Fast Five has yet to be released, but the studio is already preparing Fast Six.
THR reports that the studio has made a "two-year, first-look production pact" with screenwriter Chris Morgan who has written Fast Five, as well as the two previous sequels, 2009's Fast and Furious and 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. One of Morgan's first responsibilities will be to write Fast Six, which we assume will again reunite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker for another chapter of car-racing adventure.
"He's been not only integral to the Fast and Furious franchise, he comes up with fresh ideas and he thinks like a producer when we have budget conversations," said Universal co-chairman Donna Langley said. "We wanted to show him our appreciation, and we selfishly wanted to make sure his home was here. We don't want him going anywhere else." what is morgan planning to work on? >> Posted 04.20.11 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
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
Vin Diesel has kept fans updated about another Riddick movie, mentioning in December that a Riddick 3 "script [was] complete." Now a third Riddick movie is finally official. Variety reports that Universal will distribute the movie, with David Twohy returning to helm his own script.
What Riddick 3 will be about is being kept secret, though Twohy has previously revealed that Riddick 3 will "feel more like Pitch Black than The Chronicles of Riddick" and will be "Riddick-centric." Production dates are currently being scheduled so as not to coincide with Fast and Furious 5. Diesel has admitted that there are scripts for two more installments of Fast and Furious. Posted 02.13.10 by Ryan
Vin Diesel is quite the social networker. The actor often uses his Facebook page to update fans about his latest projects, posting in December that a new Fast & Furious script was in the works. His latest update alerted fans that there were in fact two Fast & Furious scripts being written.
If 2009's Fast and Furious was chapter one, what writer Chris Morgan just delivered is Chapter 2 and chapter 3.
I have never been submitted a two story saga from a studio before ... it is very exciting, and shows a commitment level that is hard not to respond to.
Excited about the sexy locations the filming of this saga would take us ... this novel like story, that has twists and unexpected turns that is authentic, truthful and challenging to the characters.
Morgan is no stranger to the franchise, having written Fast & Furious as well as the previous installment, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Morgan also wrote the adaptation of Wanted. Diesel neglected to mention a director or when production would start on a new Fast & Furious, we suspect because he was too wrapped up in playing Mafia Wars. Posted 01.14.10 by Ryan
Last we heard anything about Riddick 3, Vin Diesel used his Facebook page to tell fans that a script from Chronicles of Riddick writer-director David Twohy was arriving in September. Recently, Diesel let his fans know that Twohy had finished the script, though that wasn't the only Diesel franchise that was getting another installment.
The Fast and Furious script is being written.... I appreciate Universal taking the time to make it right.
The Riddick script is completed ... great job DT.
As for which movie will be made first, Diesel said that he "invited the studio" to visit the Facebook page and read fans comments in order to help decide "which film will be released in 2010." Looks like Riddick may have won the decision considering one of Diesel's latest posts:
The Riddick team is in New Zealand location scouting already ... that's exciting.
Riddick and Fast & Furious aren't the only Diesel franchises currently in production. In September, Diesel posted that the "Xander team" will be [in Australia] next week location scouting" for XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.
With so many Diesel franchise sequels in the works, it's a wonder why location scouting isn't happening on a Pacifier sequel. Posted 12.04.09 by Ryan
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's Fast and Furious doesn't hit theaters until Friday, but we've had a look and wrote a review.
See if it's worth your time or if you should just rent Slumdog Millionaire (available on DVD tomorrow). Posted 03.30.09 by reelz
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
In the world of high-stakes street racing, timing is everything. And so far, we'd have to say the timing of Fast & Furious is a little off. As we already noted yesterday, there's an awful lot of running in the new trailer. Obviously, the movie was filmed when gas was four bucks a gallon, and with Vin Diesel no longer the surefire box office draw he once was, well, you gotta economize, right? So, more foot chases, fewer car chases. Of course, gas prices have since calmed a bit, and had the franchise's fourth installment been ready to roll a month ago, when gas was gloriously cheap, audiences would have no doubt flocked to theaters to celebrate the return of rival petro-holics Dom Toretto and Brian O'Conner.
Unfortunately, the movie's editors weren't working fast and furious enough, and now that gas is topping two bucks a gallon again, mindless fuel consumption no longer seems so sexy. Luckily, the movie has one alternative energy source working in its favor: Maxim cover model and former fitness instructor in the Israeli Defense Forces, Gal Gadot. At a reported 94 lbs., the 5' 11" beauty may not pack the obvious wallop of, say, her more sturdily built Fast & Furious co-star Michelle Rodriguez. But if you like your Hollywood bombshells as slim and tapered as a Tomahawk warhead, Gadot may qualify as your new dream gal. We can't say for certain though, because even after multiple viewings of the new new trailer, we're not sure if she appears in it or not. Maybe she's just standing sideways. Posted 01.15.09 by reelz
Today Yahoo Movies premiered the new theatrical trailer for Fast & Furious. The fourth chapter of the blockbuster street-racing action franchise (we're still lobbying for it to be renamed Fast & Fourious) reunites original castmembers Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster for Posted 01.14.09 by reelz
a naked cash-grab an action-packed thrill-ride stretching from Los Angeles to Mexico and back. Ironically, the latest trailer features more running than driving, opening with a lengthy chase on foot atop the rooftops of downtown L.A. Who knows -- maybe this lastest Fast/Furious flick is more eco-conscious than its predecessors.