Fast and Furious 6 - Vin Diesel and Paul Walker

Earlier this week we reported Universal wanted Justin Lin back to direct the last few Fast and Furious movies back-to-back. But just because Universal is talking endgame doesn’t mean the series is going out anytime soon.

Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has clarified that she believes there will be “at least three more” Fast and Furious films, which means we’re looking at “at least three more” years of Fast and Furious films. Hit the jump for details on more Fast and Furious movies.

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Justin Lin directing Fast Five

After four installments in less than 10 years, Justin Lin finally handed over the reins of the Fast and Furious franchise to James Wan for next year’s Furious 7. But he may already be coming back for more. 

A new report indicates Lin and Universal could re-team for Fast and Furious 8 (or whatever it winds up being called) and an additional installment which will then close out the franchise. Hit the jump for more on the possible Justin Lin Fast and Furious 8 return.

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Evil Dead

In this edition of Sequel Bits, people talk about movies they’re doing, movies they wish they were doing, and movies they’re probably never doing. After the jump:

  • Helen Mirren would “love” to do Fast and the Furious
  • Daniel Radcliffe wants a cameo in Sharknado 3
  • Evil Dead 2 is dead, according to star Jane Levy
  • Justin Theroux thinks Ben Stiller may helm Zoolander 2
  • Simon Pegg talks up Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci
  • Rumor has it Lea Seydoux could be the next Bond girl
  • … and Sam Smith may be the next Bond theme singer

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Universal is preemptively prepping the sixth entry in the [The] Fast and/or [the] Furious saga — having already hired on the series’ go-to writer to tackle the screenplay — and based on how well Fast Five is performing in the territories it’s already been released, their hubris will likely pay off. But that doesn’t mean they intend to just keep milking the franchise until it runs its course. Oh, they’ll keep milking it alright, but their strategy is to mix up the genre appeal of the films, hopefully generating interest among those who have previously written them off as being nothing more than dumb action films for car nuts. Read More »

Fast and the Furious Five To Be Set in Brazil?

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According to widespread reports, Paul Walker let slip some details of an upcoming fifth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise when appearing on the Valentine in the Morning radio show. This isn’t really a surprise – the fourth installment had one heck of an opening, and the series overall is running at an incredibly healthy total.

What’s more, he gave up two specifics: that Vin Diesel will also be coming back for more; and that this time, they’ll be relocating to Brazil. The exact quote below the fold, plus the studio’s follow up statement.

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fast and furious posterIn this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley take a ride in Greg Mottola’s Adventureland, praise the Damages season finale, are shocked to discover that the new Dragonball movie “isn’t terrible,” reflect on the implications of the Wolverine workprint leak, and discuss the new Terminator Salvation, Year One, and Star Trek MPAA ratings. Special guest Jennifer Yamato joins us from Rottentomatoes.

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Michelle Rodriguez has three films set for release before the end of 2009, and in one simple sentence she issued a major spoiler for each of them. Good going, Michelle. The films in question are Fast and Furious, Tropico de Sangre and James Cameron’s actually still pretty darn secret Avatar.

She was speaking to Latina, but before I dare excerpt the interview I’m going to lay down the break as a safety precaution. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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New Posters: Land of the Lost & Fast and Furious

Universal has premiered a movie poster for their big screen take of Land of the Lost and the sequel Fast and Furious. Click on the images above to see the large versions on Cinematical and MTV. The Land of the Lost poster looks silly and CG’d, which goes right alongside my expectations of the film. The Fast and Furious poster looks like something a 5th grader created in photoshop, which makes sense because I’m expecting the film to have a 5th-grade-level of story construction.

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