FAST FIVE writer hired to pen sixth installment

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
April 19th, 2011

While FAST FIVE hasn't even sped into theaters yet (Friday, April 29th), Universal is already putting down the pink slip on a sixth installment to the popular car caper franchise. The Hollywood Reporter reported that screenwriter Chris Morgan - who previously penned THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT and FAST & FURIOUS, along with the latest installment FAST FIVE - has signed on to pen the sequel as a part of a two-year first-look production deal with the studio.

Morgan's other credits include CELLULAR, WANTED, as well as the samurai period epic 47 RONIN for director Carl Rinsch with Keanu Reeves starring. That film is currently underway on production at Universal. There's also rumors around town that Morgan and FAST franchise director Justin Lin are working on a new TERMINATOR film, which Lin has recently stated he's spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger about.

Seeing how THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS series is one of the studio's most profitable, bank-worthy properties for the studio, this deal should comes as no surprise.

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