When last we checked in with gearhead guru Billy Hammon, he showed off the amazing collection of big screen bikes that have made Picture Car Warehouse their final resting place. Now, Hammon has invited us back to check out all of the uniquely awesome movie cars that Picture Car Warehouse has designed and custom fabricated for several recent movies, including Justin Timberlake's retro-futuristic car from In Time and the "Black Beauty" that Seth Rogen used in his war on crime in The Green Hornet. Posted 08.31.12 by BrentJS
Even if some fans are growing tired of the Fast and the Furious franchise, it's not studio policy to quit while a franchise is hot — and 2011's Fast Five was the most successful installment yet. With over $600 million in worldwide gross, there's clearly a sizeable audience ready for Fast Six, already scheduled for a 2013 release date.
Plot details on the sixth installment are being kept "secret," but anyone who saw Fast Five (or has a working knowledge of the franchise) knows that Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and the rest of their crew of franchise co-stars will face off against a new adversary while being chased by DSS Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). MMA-fighter-turned-action-star Gina Carano recently joined the cast of Fast Six as one of Hobbs' team of Diesel-hunters, prompting outlets to think the sequel would be The Expendables of the Fast and Furious franchise... And to spread conflicting rumors about who will play the sequel's villain. evans or rihanna? plus, rodriguez to rev up (again) >> Posted 05.02.12 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. when will Fast Six shoot? >> Posted 02.21.12 by Ryan
The fifth installment of the action movie franchise that began with The Fast And The Furious in 2001, Fast Five may have been the highest-grossing movie in the series to date, but it only came in at #6 at the box office for 2011. However, director Justin Lin's third go at the property built on fast cars, Vin Diesel's biceps and Paul Walker's smile does have the dubious distinction of being the movie most watched by people who didn't feel like paying to see it. According to TorrentFreak (via MSN), Fast Five was the "most pirated film of 2011," with the movie being swapped online nearly 9.3 million times via BitTorrent. the top 10 most pirated movies of 2011 >> Posted 12.27.11 by BrentJS
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
Thanks to the tremendous success of Universal's Fast Five, Taiwan-born Justin Lin has quickly become one of the hottest directors in Hollywood. Universal didn't hesitate to sign Lin up for a sixth movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise, and he's also developing a new Terminator movie with series star Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition, he's been fielding offers from "a lot of different studios" about "some amazing franchises." His increasingly busy schedule and desire to have creative control of the projects he works on has forced him to pass on the sequel to Live Free or Die Hard and now Lin has dropped out as director of Summit Entertainment's Highlander remake, a movie he has been attached to since 2008. what did lin say about his project choices, Terminator and Fast 6? >> Posted 08.15.11 by BrentJS
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
Vin Diesel has lined up a post-Fast Five role.
THR reports Diesel will reunite with his The Pacifier screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (also of Reno 911! fame and the writers of The Night at the Museum movies) for the MGM movie The Machine. The action/comedy will star Diesel as "a human-like machine created in secrecy by the Pentagon as the world's first true ultimate weapon." Twenty years after The Machine is deactivated, he is discovered by a kid and must protect his family from the government once they learn of The Machine's reactivation.
While MGM hopes to put The Machine into production this fall, there is currently no director on the project. Diesel will also produce through his One Race Productions company. Fast Five helped everyone >> Posted 05.20.11 by Ryan
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Thor ||$66.0M ||$66.0M ||So-so opening weekend for Marvel franchise. |
|Fast Five ||$32.5M ||$139.9M ||In just two weeks pic zooms to top of 2011 box office heap. |
|Jumping the Broom ||$13.7M ||$13.7M ||African American-focused drama opens strongly. |
|Something Borrowed ||$13.2M ||$13.2M ||Kate Hudson rom-com pillaged by critics and audiences apparently don't like it much better. |
|Rio ||$8.2M ||$114.9M ||Animated pic in Top 5 for fourth week in a row. |
Posted 05.09.11 by reelz
You could say Fast Five was poised for a sequel even before it earned $83.6 million last weekend when it opened in the U.S. The fifth chapter in the Fast and Furious franchise, which opened first internationally, had already made $24 million in the U.K., Australia, and other foreign markets. Meaning, out of the gate Fast Five is the biggest financial success of the franchise.
But there were clear signs of another sequel even before Fast Five hit theaters. Universal awarded Fast Five screenwriter Chris Morgan with a two-year, first-look production deal days before Fast Five opened overseas, making a script for Fast Six one of Morgan first responsibilities. Morgan also wrote the scripts for the two previous sequels, 2009's Fast and Furious and 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, working along with director Justin Lin on all three. now it's official >> Posted 05.03.11 by Ryan