Back in February this year, when we couldn’t even comprehend that our entire year was going to be ruined, Vin Diesel talked about the likelihood of ending the Fast and Furious franchise with Fast 10. However, rather than being one final movie, the franchise star and producer floated the idea of creating a two-part finale, not unlike the end of franchises like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight. Now that plan has been confirmed by Universal Pictures, and Justin Lin will be at the helm of both of the final installments of the multi-billion dollar franchise. Read More »
The Fast and Furious franchise hit a couple of speed bumps over the past few years with The Fate of the Furious and the series’ first spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw, but this year, we’ll see the latest entry in the primary ongoing storyline, which is officially being referred to as The Fast Saga. That means no Dwayne Johnson or Jason Statham, but instead a renewed focus on Vin Diesel‘s Dominic Toretto and his eclectic group of racers-turned-international-spies. (God, I love these movies so much.)
And thankfully, there’s one very important #family member who’s returning after a multi-year absence: Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth movies in this series and was really the person who hit the NOS button on this franchise and turned these films into the globe-spanning, high-octane, over-the-top action extravaganzas they are today. And hot damn, it looks like he hasn’t missed a beat getting back in the driver’s seat. Check out the first full F9 trailer below.
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If you want even more from the turbo-charged universe of the Fast and Furious franchise, you’re in luck. Universal is putting together a huge Fast and Furious ride that will immerse you into the high-octane, family-driven world of the films. Check out some Fast and Furious ride photos below that give you a glimpse of what to expect.
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There may have been some behind-the-scenes conflicts within the Fast and Furious franchise lately, but Vin Diesel is eager to recapture what initially made that family tick.
That means bringing back Justin Lin, the director who revitalized the Fast and Furious series and transformed it into the high-octane heist series it is today. Also along for the ride: original cast member Jordana Brewster, who disappeared from the series after 2015’s Furious 7.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Fast 8 has wrapped filming and promises a trailer this winter. One cast member who is still in flux is Jordana Brewster, who plays Mia Toretto. She has not been included in any of the photos released from the set, and Brewster herself was unsure whether or not she would appear in the film, or at least was playing up the doubt in the press. Brewster stars on the Fox TV series Lethal Weapon so I spoke to her at the Fox Television Critics Association party.
“I’m not really sure what’s happening with my role,” Brewster said when I asked if she’d wrapped Fast 8. A logical question as she was gearing up to do weekly episodes of Lethal Weapon. Read More »
Production is underway on Fast 8, the next sequel in the long-running Fast and Furious franchise. Recently the film because the first major Hollywood movie to shoot in Cuba, so that will be something cool to see on the big screen next spring. But this past week marked the first time Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) got his whole team together on set all at once.
Universal has a released a set video of the cast having the time of their life working on the sequel, and you can watch that after the jump. In addition, a couple other official videos straight from the set offer even more glimpses at the production and what we can expect from the action-packed sequel. Watch the Fast 8 set videos after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Jordana Brewster was on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of Secrets and Lies on ABC, in which she will play a murdered wife seen in flashbacks. After the panel, Brewster spoke with reporters about the status of Furious 8. Since Paul Walker’s death necessitated retiring his character Brian O’Conner, it’s been unclear whether Brewster’s character Mia Toretto would have to be retired as well. Brewster spoke with us about the possibility of her return. Read More »
I’d imagine you know everything you need to know about Furious 7 before hitting the theater in April. It’s the late Paul Walker’s last film, and it reunites much of the rest of the cast of the last few films and also brings in some new blood for a story about family (of course) and vengeance. Tonight a Furious 7 extended look went online, giving us a big excerpt of a scene that shows just how big and crazy this movie wants to go. Check it out below.
There’s also a new poster, and it’s a pretty great one-sheet — trouble is, we’ve only got a medium-sized version of it right now. Read More »
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If the Super Bowl spot wasn’t enough for you, here’s a new Furious 7 trailer. This trailer, which runs nearly three minutes, has just about everything. First up, the late Paul Walker is front and center, which begs the question of how long-time fans will be able to watch this sequel and not break down at least a little bit.
Beyond Waker, there are a couple of huge action setpieces teased within. There’s the family angle, with Vin Diesel‘s Dom as the unlikely patriarch. There’s a whole cluster of plot threads, most prominent of which is the revenge angle featuring Jason Statham as the brother of Fast & Furious 6‘s Luke Evans character — and Kurt Russell is around to tell everyone just how screwed they are to have a pissed-off Statham on their tail. Check out the trailer below.
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Joke all you want about Hayden Christensen‘s performances in the Star Wars prequels, but the guy has some chops. Sure, those two films weren’t great, but around the same time he crushed Life as a House and Shattered Glass, two highly underrated films. Since then he hasn’t exactly stayed in the spotlight, choosing to only do movies every few years. In part because of good will generated by those two indie roles, it’s always great to see him.
His latest role is in American Heist, where Christensen plays the brother of Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. Brody plays a hardened criminal who coaxes his rehabilitated brother (Christensen) to do one more big job. It’s a familiar set up to be sure, but with co-stars Jordana Brewster and Akon, there’s a distinct Fast and Furious vibe to this one. Check out the American Heist trailer below. Read More »