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
Few film franchises have gone into six installments. But then few film franchises have been such enormous box office hits as The Fast and the Furious series. Now it appears that, after four installments already released, NBC Universal could be on its way to filming numbers five and six together for staggered release.
The best stunt drivers -- robots -- take on suped-up Volkswagens for The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Closeup, the newest addition to Universal Studios Hollywood's "Studio Tour" ride. The chase sequence is something right out of the most recent movie, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," and features cinematic "previsualization" technology to mimic a drift race, which is followed up by an "automotive dance demonstration" set to the beat of hip hop music.
You may or may not be a fan of "The Fast and The Furious" movies, but someone's buying tickets, because Universal Pictures is releasing the third film in the series this summer - "The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift." If the trailer's anything to go by, there should be some rivetting action sequences. The acting? Well, who cares, really?