In an age of sequels, remakes and spin-offs, is it really such a surprise that a series as insanely popular as The Fast and the Furious is getting two out of the three mentioned story types? No, there won’t be a Dogme 95-style remake of the first film coming our way (although I would love to see such a thing), but we’ll not only be getting a sequel to the forthcoming Fast Five, but if the movie does well – which it will – then coming down the pipeline is a spin-off for Dwayne Johnson’s character Hobbs.
In Vin and my mind we already know what the sixth movie is, we’ve already been talking about it. Vin and I have had numerous conversations about what that might be. And we’re starting to get serious about it right now.
And what that will be is cars driving fast and furiously (Christ, I’m sorry). When it come to that spin-off, work is about to get started on the script, although one would assume we won’t see that for at least a few years.
There’s also talk of a fight scene between Diesel and Johnson, along with some hyperbolic statements about a scene that we saw glimpses of in the trailer. My feelings toward this series are fairly lukewarm, so while it doesn’t offend me on any sort of moral level, I can’t imagine myself actually seeing another one of these movies.
Synopsis: Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail.
Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first.
Are you a fan of the Fast and Furious franchise, and would you want to see more of them (including a sequel)?