Universal gears up for FAST & FURIOUS 5
Just last week, while interviewing Lucas Black for his new film GET LOW at Sundance, I discussed a fifth FAST & FURIOUS film with the TOKYO DRIFT actor. As coincidences often happen around Hollywood, Universal has just given the green flag to FAST & FURIOUS 5, officially titled FAST 5. Guess they ran out of interesting ways to word the title.
But hopefully not gas, as they have already signed on series stars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Along with director Justin Lin who will be back in the driver's seat for this one after helming THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT and FAST & FURIOUS 4. Longtime series producer Neal Moritz and screenwriter Chris Morgan (WANTED, TOKYO DRIFT, FAST & FURIOUS) will also be returning to the film.
Diesel and Walker will reprise their respective roles as Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner. Yep, you guessed it! They're still on the run from Johnny Law, only this time it is said to be "legendary lawmen."
I will be the first to admit that I love me some FAST & FURIOUS franchise. I think Lin brings some much need legitimacy under the hood, as he made FAST & FURIOUS 4 more of a crime film and less about 10 second races. Interestingly enough, the fourth film was the highest-grossing of the series, as well as being Universal's best on the lot for 2009. So with that said, do you have any interest in seeing another one of these films?