Back in March, Paul Walker revealed that a fifth "Fast and Furious" film was in the works. "It's beyond rumors at this point," he said. "I've spoken to executives at Universal and they are pretty serious about it. They are developing it. They know where they want it to take place. They want it to take place in Europe." Now that the fourth installment broke several records at the box office, Walker felt the need to reveal a few more details about the next movie. "[Fourth film] was supposed to be it. There wasn.t supposed to be the open-ended closing like there was," he told the Valentine in the Morning radio show. "When I first read the screenplay, I was like, 'Man, look what they're doing.' But without question, with the way things opened up, Vin and I will be coming back, we're making a fifth one, and we're going to Brazil, »
Universal studio has confirmed that a fifth instalment of 'The Fast and the Furious film series' is underway for production.
The news comes just days after the 'Fast & Furious 4' recently set a record of raking in 72.5 million dollars over the last weekend.
"This was supposed to be it. There wasn’t supposed to be the open-ended closing like there was," E! Online quoted him as saying in an interview with MYfm's Valentine.
"When I first read the screenplay, I was like, ''Man, look what they’re doing.'' But without question, with the way things opened up, Vin and I will be coming back, we’re making a fifth one, and we’re going to Brazil, that’s it," he added.
The actor further »
Actor Paul Walker has confirmed reports he'll be back for a fourth Fast & Furious film.
The movie hunk, who has played Brian O'Conner in three of the four films in the franchise, felt sure the new film would "close out the franchise", but the movie's breathtaking opening-week success has prompted him and producers to change gear and think again.
The film almost doubled estimates when it opened in the U.S. with a whopping $72.5 million (£50 million) haul last weekend (03-05Apr09), and now Walker is keen to get behind the wheel of the racing film franchise again - for a trip to South America.
Appearing on Los Angeles radio show Valentine in The Morning on Friday, he said, "This was supposed to be it... Without question, the way that thing's opened up, Vin (Diesel, co-star) and I will be coming back. We're making a fifth one and we're going to Brazil. That's it!
"And I don't think the best one (film) has been done yet. I think we could easily come back and make the best one." »
If it still runs, why leave it out to rust? In light of the green dust left swirling when Fast & Furious came roaring out of the gate with a record $72.5 million last weekend, Universal has confirmed to E! News that a sequel (or, technically, a fifthquel) is in the works. The studio weighed in after Paul Walker, aka FBI Agent Brian O'Conner of F&Fs 1 and 2, said during a Friday-morning interview with MYfm's Valentine that, "without question," he and Vin Diesel are coming back for more. "This was supposed to be it," he said of their latest go-round. "There wasn't supposed to be the open-ended closing like there was. When I first read the screenplay, I was like, »
Are the rumors true? Paul Walker reveals whether or not he got engaged to his girlfriend -- and if he'll star in a sequel to his and Vin Diesel's new box-office hit, 'Fast & Furious.' Asked by the Valentine in the Morning radio show if he's engaged, Paul said, "No, that's just a rumor," adding, "No engagement for me!" But, Paul gave a resounding "yes" when asked if there will be another 'Fast & Furious' sequel. "This was supposed to be it. There wasn't supposed to be the open-ended closing like there was," he said. "But without question, with the way that this thing's opened up, Vin and I will be coming back. We're making a fifth one, and we’re going to Brazil [for it]."
[Read full story on The Insider]
Kanye gets roasted on South Park - Bwe Preview Affleck and Bateman in Extract - BuzzSugar Paris looks for friends in Dallas - Pink is the New Blog Amy Poehler's parenting advice - Lainey Gossip Ed Westwick is turning into Chunk Bass? - D-Listed Kourtney Kardashian does Maxim - Egotastic Alessandra Ambrosia does the Vs catalogue - Hollywood Tuna Paul Walker is too hot to doubt himself - Hollywood Rag Famous sex addicts - cityrag A whole lot of creepy celeb wax figures! - popbytes Violet gets a piggyback ride - JustJared www.wenn.com »
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has revealed that the latest entry in the car franchise is about family "coming home". The new film reunites original stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster, bringing the action back to the Los Angeles setting of the first movie. "The thematic link to this whole franchise, aside from cars and beautiful women, is the idea of family and what that means for these characters," Lin told Digital Spy, noting that an audience "eruption" to Diesel's cameo in The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift prompted the star's return for the latest instalment. "It (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
The last time Rotten Tomatoes and /Film came together, Step Up 2 The Streets movie commentary history was made. Tune in today at 6pm Pst/9pm Est as Rt's own Jen Yamato joins /Filmcast hosts Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley to discuss the biggest news stories of the week (the Wolverine leak!), the best new trailers (Bruno, vassup!), and last weekend's number one movie at the box office, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's high-octane bromantic drama sequel, Fast & Furious. Find out how you can join in on the conversation and where to watch the broadcast (live, tonight!) after »
Paul Walker didn't think he was "capable" of relaxing. The 'Fast and Furious' star was left horrified when his doctor ordered him to take a break from work a few years ago. He said: "I'm still learning how to relax. And a while ago I started to feel run down. My doctor pointed out I was running on empty. He said that when you're young it's not really an issue, but one of these days you're going to get older, and you'll crash. He said, 'You're going to have to learn to take strolls on the beach to relax.' I didn't think I was capable." However, the 35-year-old star - who has a 10-year-old daughter Meadow - says »
I'd like to hear from a few of the people who contributed to Fast & Furious's staggering $71 million gross over the weekend. Why did you go? What were you expecting, and did you get it?
See, I'm not in the camp of critics who detest this film and this franchise. But I also think that it cannot possibly be taken at face value. Fast & Furious, with its story of a daredevil FBI agent/street racer who has to go undercover to bust up a drug smuggler who regularly holds elaborate street races on the streets of Los Angeles, complete with hordes of women who are gyrating constantly, doesn't just strain credulity, it rips credulity apart with its teeth. It exists to be laughed at. And as such, it sort of works -- I spent most of the movie chuckling merrily under my breath. Fast & Furious is a constant parody of itself, »
- Eugene Novikov
Written by Hunter M. Daniels The Films:short Version: Part 1: Good premise, solid structure. Paul Walker gives what is possibly the worst lead performance of anyone in any major Hollywood film, ever*. Lots of clunky dialogue is offset by an ultra-cool, star-making turn from Vin Desel. Also, very gay. Part 2: A cartoony romp. Occasionally effect as spectacle, but deeply, aggressively stupid. Tyrese gives Walker a run for his money in the awful performance category. This one is very, very gay. Part 3: Shockingly, hilariously dumb, but significantly more effervescent and fun than the previous 2 entries. No painful performances and solid, clean action direction that marks the series high point. Less gay. Also, Sonny Chiba. Long Version: The Fast And The Furious: In advertising, one the main goals is »
The actors were due to arrive Down Under on Monday to spend seven days promoting their new movie Fast And Furious, which debuted at the top of the U.S. box office on Sunday.
But both stars have pulled out of the trip after falling ill, and they will miss the film's premiere in Melbourne on Tuesday as a result.
A representative for Universal Pictures International Australasia says, "We received confirmation today that Vin Diesel and Paul Walker have fallen ill and have to cancel future engagements as they are not well enough to travel. Regrettably they will not be touring Australia."
As WENN went to press there was no information about what ails the two stars. »
Short Version: It’s The Fast and The Furious franchise we’re talking about here - either you already love it or already hate it for what it is, and Fast & Furious will do little to change your mind either way.
Screen Rant Reviews Fast & Furious
By now you should know exactly what The Fast and the Furious franchise is all about: Candy-colored cars, candy-colored babes, tough guys performing crazy racing sequences and somewhere in all that eye candy, something of a plot. The franchise’s fourth installment, Fast & Furious, tries to show a little growth by injecting a “serious” plotline into the mix, but as is the case with every other installment of the series, that plotline falls way behind the pretty cars, pretty people and pretty crazy car stunts fans have come to love.
Here’s the quick rundown of the “plot” this time around: Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel »
- Kofi Outlaw
The fourth Fast and Furious film is currently playing in theaters, and at least one person has concluded that, as a result, America has its culture back: This movie has brought back what American Culture is all about. Muscle Cars. No more little 4 cylinder sticker box cars that are from Japan or Europe with their coffee can exhausts.
That's right. American culture can be boiled down to just one thing: muscle cars. Nothing else matters, you hear me? Nothing. Well, maybe monster trucks and possibly Waffle House. But remember: If your carmaker wasn't bailed out by the federal government with taxpayer money for making fuel inefficient dinosaurs that break down after three years and generally being free market flunkies being awesome, you're probably French, loser.
This is an action packed movie that will send fans into a thrill of excitement. Look at Death Race! It got a 2/5 by after critics »
Wetting the appetite of action junkies across the fruited plains, Fast & Furious cruised to No.1 this weekend with a mammoth $72.5 million, making it the biggest opening for a Universal film ever.
The coming-of-age indie film, Adventureland, claimed the No.6 spot with $6 million. Based off great buzz, this film from Superbad director Greg Mottola, will be sticking around the top ten for weeks to come. The same can not be said for Watchmen which finally exited the leader board.
America, here's your top ten:
Fast & Furious - $72.5 MillionMonsters vs. Aliens - $33.5 millionThe Haunting in Connecticut - $9.6 millionKnowing - $8.1 millionI Love You, Man - $7.9 millionAdventureland - $6 millionDuplicity - $4.3 millionRace to Witch Mountain - $3.4 million12 Rounds - $2.3 millionSunshine Cleaning - $1.9 million
The box office is Furious; Jack Bauer leaves 24 for Joel Schumacher’s Twelve; Paul Weitz looks at Little Fockers; Rosemarie DeWitt and Chris Cooper are Company Men; Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman stare into the Rabbit Hole; we make a date for Sex and The City 2 and Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg are Prisoners.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker raced into the number one position with Fast and Furious. The action sequel banked a massive $72 million over the weekend - showing that there is plenty of gas left in the Fast and Furious franchise. Maybe Vin Diesel will get those Riddick movies made after all.
Monster vs. Aliens dropped to second place but it still managed to gross $33 million giving the animated film a gross of over $100 million.
The Haunting in Connecticut took another $9.6 million bringing the total gross to a pretty decent $37 million.
Nicolas Cage’s hair banked another $8 million, »
- Niall Browne
The first weekend take for Fast & Furious, a staggering $72 million, beats the entire domestic gross of its series predecessor, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift by $10 million dollars? It is also far and away the year's best opening, though that will likely change come May.
How did this happen? Bringing back Vin Diesel and Paul Walker as part of the "series reboot" helped. The hip new advertising campaign that focused heavily on the car chase action probably succeeded in making the franchise seem less "cheesy" this time around. (The Tokyo Drift subtitle, which turned out to have great traction (Zing!) as a running joke, didn't help the beleaguered third film.) Having seen the movie, that seems a little silly, since it's probably even more hilarious than its predecessors (and never has the description of Vin Diesel as an "angry potato" been more apt). But here we are, and a »
- Eugene Novikov
I think it's safe to say that Vin Diesel is back. His return to the franchise that made him a star led to an astonishing $72.5 million opening weekend, the biggest April opening ever and, indeed, the biggest opening ever for an action movie. Can you believe it? I guess Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez might have had something to do with it as well. Monsters vs Aliens also accumulated another $33 million, helping buoy the entire weekend to an estimated $185 million. Greg Mottola's Adventureland was unfortunately left in the dust, earning just $6 million in its first weekend, proving once again that reviews mean nothing and advertising is everything. 1. Fast & Furious -- $72.5M 2. Monsters vs Aliens -- $33.5M 3. The Haunting in Connecticut -- $9.55M 4. Knowing -- $8.13M 5. I Love You, Man -- $7.85M 6. Adventureland -- $6.01M 7. Duplicity -- $4.3M 8. Race to Witch Mountain -- $3.35M 9. 12 Rounds -- $2.3M 10. Sunshine Cleaning -- »
Fast & Furious has smashed box office records for April in the Us. The fourth instalment in the fast car action series, which reunites Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, pulls in $$72.5 million to knock Monsters Vs. Aliens from the number one spot. The impressive haul beats Anger Management's $$42 million take in 2003. Fast & Furious also surpasses the $$50 million opening for 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003. The only other new release, teen comedy Adventureland, lands (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Looking to capitalize on the enormous success of this weekend's Fast And Furious, NBC Universal has rushed another sequel into development. This time they've gotten Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg to star as new characters in the franchise. Characters that are only "slightly gayer" than those in the Vin Diesel/Paul Walker film. They've even got a catchy title - "The Fast and the Bi-Curious." Check out the trailer below! »
- Mike Sampson
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners