• Feb 4th 2010 at 5:57PM
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It's official – The Fast and the Furious franchise will get another chapter. Speculation about a fifth installment had been rampant since Fast and Furious once again struck box office gold for NBC Universal last year. The rumors of a fourth sequel came to a head last month when Dominic Toretto himself made the announcement to his 7,385,034 Facebook fans that writer Chris Morgan had handed him scripts for a fifth and sixth movie in the series. Yet, there was no official word from the studio, until now.

Besides Vin Diesel (Toretto), Paul Walker (Brian O'Conner) and director Justin Lin will also return for what's now known simply as Fast Five. Apparently the gang isn't so furious anymore. The franchise should be in good hands, as this crew has ridden through at least two movies apiece and Chris Morgan was the author of the screenplays for the last two installments (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast and Furious). Those two chapters were arguably the best in the FNF filmography.

The official announcement didn't include word of the suggested sixth installment, but if Vin is to be believed, they might be filming episode five and six back-to-back with a staggered release schedule possibly taking the franchise to its ten-year anniversary in 2011.

[Source: Cinematical | Image: Charley Gallay/Getty]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      straight to DVD...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where does it say in the automotive rulebook that

      1)only criminals own cool cars

      2)only a-ss holes own cool cars

      3) combination of 1+2 own cool cars

      If the fnf cast,producers, & scriptwriters died in a roll over - THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE. (Much better)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fast and the Furious is to driving
      what Taco Bell is to Mexican Food
        • 5 Years Ago
        I love real mexican food, but I also love me some t.Bell!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It might be good, since it is the director from the last two. Who ever did the second movie should go back to directing cartoons.
      IdreamAudi - skipping a car over water was in Cannonball Run 3/Speed Zone, and they did it on Top Gear of course.
      • 5 Years Ago
      YES! tokyo drift was awesome! (the cars and the drift sequences, not the actual story)
      can't wait for this
        • 5 Years Ago
        At least Tokyo drift had a story. And you got to see where the drift movement started and the hot cars of Japan.

        The last one was a CGI joke. No CGI. Just give me the real stuff. The first one had it right.

        A story would be nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      VTEC just kicked in, yo
        • 5 Years Ago
        Translated for those damn kids these days:

      • 5 Years Ago
      Show more of the cars and Jordana Brewster, make Vin and Walker loose their voices. And make dubs of turbo spools and a V12 Bugatti.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok, I have seen all the movies. The first one was good because of the stunts, after the computer generated jump on the Gone in Sixty Seconds remake, I was happy to see tire smoke and cars getting the crap beat out of them. Acting sucked, end of story.

      The second was horrible, just plain horrible. Descent stunts, but horrible plot and acting again.

      Now, Tokyo Drift wasn't half bad IMO. Some more good stunts and more automotive carnage. The plot was somewhat bearable. The acting was cheesy at times, but it was a fun movie.

      The Fourth. No good stunts, no good acting. Jordana Brewster is hot.

      Now a fifth and a sixth? The problem I see is that Paul Walker and Vin Diesel have been in 3 of them and all 3 of them sucked. I really don't want the pain anymore.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with you, the first and the third (Tokyo Drift) were ok but the rest really sucked...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Vin Gasoline

      Vin has nothing to do with diesel
      Hamham Xara
      • 4 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      still no hyundai genesis coupe?
      • 5 Years Ago
      That hammer head non acting muscle head scrub vin diesel
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