JJ Abrams’ Super 8 Gets a Release Date

The Steven Spielberg-produced J.J. Abrams-directed Super 8, which is shooting right now in West Virginia, has finally been given an official release date. Paramount Pictures will release the Amblin Entertainment/Bad Robot produced movie on…

June 10th 2011

This is the same date as Universal’s Fast and the Furious sequel Fast Five and the Warner Bros romantic comedy Something Borrowed starring John Krasinski/Kate Hudson, a week following the release of Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class, and a week prior to the release of Warner Bros’ big screen adaptation of the DC Comics property Green Lantern.

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One would think after Universal dropped the definite article from the title of The Fast and The Furious movies, that would be the end. But then Fast and Furious, the fourth film in the series, went on to gross $155 million including an insane $70 million opening weekend and everyone knew the fifth one was coming. And now it’s almost here.

Fast Five, starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Dwayne Johnson will hit theaters on June 10, 2011 from director Justin Lin, who also directed the previous two films. And though it has been rumored for a long time, the official plot synopsis finally confirms that not only will the film be set in Brazil but that it will incorporate characters from 2 Fast 2 Furious played by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Tyrese Gibson and more. Hit the jump for the full cast list and plot synopsis. Read More »

Fast Five Goes To Brazil

Fast & Furious

Last month Universal Pictures announced that a fifth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise would be going into production titled Fast Five. The studio had inked deals with all the key players, including stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, director Justin Lin, screenwriter Chris Morgan (Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Wanted), and producer Neal Moritz to return to the franchise. We now have some minor details about the films plot.

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Fast & Furious

Universal Pictures has given the greenlight to a fifth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise. And in an apparent attempt to one-up the ridiculousness of the previous titles, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Fast & Furious, they have come up with the brilliant (yes, sarcasm) title “Fast Five.” The studio has inked deals with all the key players, including stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, director Justin Lin, screenwriter Chris Morgan (Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Wanted), and producer Neal Moritz to return to the franchise. According to Variety, the fifth film will follow Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) as “fugitives being pursued by legendary lawmen.”‘

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