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If you've never wondered what the fastest Bond car ever is, you haven't lived. Or maybe you have. Whatever the weather, Spectre's Aston Martin DB10 is the fastest Bond car ever.
Armed with official engine statistics, JustPark have created a digital simulator that puts Bond's rides up against each other in a quarter mile drag race.
Click image to open interactive version (via JustPark.com).
It's like The Fast And The Furious, only classier, and with fewer nitro boosts (and just one underwater car).
The 4.7 litre V8 engine Aston Martin DB10, incidentally, is a bespoke two-door coupé created specifically for Spectre by Aston Martin.
Astonishingly, Bond producers Eon spent a whopping £24 million blowing up high-priced cars over the course of the movie.
If you're interested in all the data behind the digital drag race, JustPark have put all the numbers up in a handy spreadsheet, which you can check out at your leisure. »
Yesterday, a report surfaced that Universal Pictures has narrowed its Fast & Furious 8 director search down to four candidates, F. Gary Gray, Adam Wingard, Louis Leterrier and William Eubank. While principal photography on Fast & Furious 8 isn't expected to begin until next spring, pre-production is slated to begin at the end of this month, and the studio was expected to make their decision very quickly. Variety reports that F. Gary Gray has been selected to take the helm, and while Universal hasn't confirmed the report, star-producer Vin Diesel posted a photo of himself and the filmmaker on his Facebook page.
This news comes less than a week after Vin Diesel himself said that he wants Rob Cohen, who directed the first movie in the franchise, 2001's The Fast and the Furious, to come back for Fast & Furious 8. The actor said that his late co-star Paul Walker always wanted him »
“Furious” star and producer Vin Diesel posted a photo of himself with Gray on his official Facebook page, hinting that the director was set to take the reins of Universal’s lucrative action franchise. On Monday, it emerged that the studio had narrowed the field down to four directors, including Gray, “The Guest’s” Adam Wingard, “Now You See Me” helmer Louis Leterrier and Will Eubank. Universal had no comment on Gray’s status or Diesel’s post.
If chosen, Gray will take over from James Wan, who directed “Furious 7.” Before that, the franchise was ushered into its most lucrative period by Justin Lin, who helmed installments three through six. Rob Cohen directed the first film in the series, »
- Justin Kroll
Last week, Fast & Furious franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that a director will be announced soon for Fast & Furious 8. Furious 7 director James Wan has moved on to direct The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist, and Justin Lin, who directed the last four Fast & Furious movies before that, is currently shooting Star Trek Beyond. Today, Variety reports that Universal Pictures has narrowed their directorial choice down to four candidates, F. Gary Gray, Adam Wingard, Louis Leterrier and William Eubank.
The report claims that none of these four filmmakers have emerged as the front runner yet, but the studio is reportedly close to making their final decision. Variety also reports that there is no truth to rumors that Vin Diesel may be in the mix to direct Fast & Furious 8 himself. The actor did reveal over the weekend that he wants Rob Cohen, who directed the very first The Fast and the Furious »
In a lengthy Facebook post, the actor said that his mother gave him some advice about the upcoming film: "Either you direct 8 yourself… or don't do it."
Diesel wrote: "It is no secret that my good friend Justin [Lin] and I have been very intensely discussing the trilogy, as we have dreamed it for almost a decade.
"We know that when we re-team we will shock the world. It is also no secret that he is finishing [Star Trek] for [Jj Abrams] and won't be done in time for us to make the date the studio wanted me to announce of April 14th 2017.
Following on from last week's report that "Furious 8" has been having trouble locking down a director, confusion has mostly reigned over the past day or two regarding whom might take the helm.
Scheduling conflicts rule both the third through sixth film's director Justin Lin and the seventh film's director James Wan out. Jaume Collet-Serra ("Non-Stop") is also out of the running after being approached.
It is no secret that my good friend Justin and I have been very intensely discussing the trilogy, as we have dreamed it...
Posted by Vin Diesel on Wednesday, 30 September 2015
THR says the studio is not pleased with the post and that the possibility of Diesel or Cohen at the helm is »
- Garth Franklin
Earlier this week, Vin Diesel confirmed rumors that he was holding up Fast & Furious 8 with his director's search. He wants the next film to be perfect. And he has a lot vested in it. Previous rumors claimed he wanted to direct the sequel himself. He's now gone on record, addressing his fans on Facebook. Yes, he explains, his mother did urge him to direct Fast & Furious 8 or he wouldn't make the movie. But it doesn't sound like that is happening. Instead, Vin Diesel wants to bring in longtime collaborated and director of the very first movie in the franchise, 2001's The Fast and the Furious, to return to the helm. This is what Vin Diesel has to say on the current state of Fast & Furious:
It is no secret that my good friend Justin [Lin] and I have been very intensely discussing the trilogy, as we have dreamed it for almost a decade. »
With Vin Diesel recently taking to Facebook to promise fans of the Fast and Furious franchise that they’ll soon get news of who will helm what’s expected to be the first instalment in a final trilogy of movies for the franchise, it seems like the actor may have let the cat out of the bag with some very interesting social media posts.
“The man that introduced me to my producing partner Neal and who cast Jordana as my eternal sister… The one who allowed for such a powerful and blessed love with Michelle… And like a father, had created the brotherhood that would define a millennium. Rob Cohen… I hear you Pablo…”
Now, it could just be that the actor is feeling nostalgic, but »
- Josh Wilding
So Vin Diesel ended up not revealing who will be directing Fast & Furious 8 with his next Facebook post, however it does kind of sound like Diesel wants Rob Cohen, his The Fast And The Furious and XXX director, to return to the series and helm the next entry. The actor also said Paul Walker always wanted Cohen to direct another F&F movie, and Diesel believes the filmmaker would bring the... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Furious 7 looks to be taking a victory lap. After grossing $1.5B globally, Universal is now reporting that the film has taken in another $52.5M from the home video market. It was released approximately one week ago on DVD and Blu-Ray and has already sold nearly 2.5 million units. That’s the highest home video sales numbers for any live-action film in 2015.
“Furious 7 shattered records around the world at the box office and continues to reach incredible heights in home entertainment, an extraordinary achievement for the seventh installment of any franchise,” Uphe president Eddie Cunningham said. “Such astonishing results in both theatrical and home entertainment are a true testament to the enduring appeal of The Fast and the Furious films and underscore the strong demand amongst both physical and digital consumers to have instant access to one of the year’s greatest must-own movies.”
To date, the film is the »
- Jeff Bricker
Universal Pictures’ “Furious 7” shot to the top of the national home video sales charts its first week in stores, selling more than 2.5 million Blu-ray Discs and DVDs its first six days in stores, according to Universal.
The seventh and top-grossing film in the fast-car franchise easily debuted at No. 1 on both Nielsen VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart for the week ended Sept. 20, selling more than twice as many discs as fellow newcomer “Cinderella,” from Walt Disney Studios.
Universal said “Furious 7” generated $52.5 million in consumer spending, factoring in digital sales.
“’Furious 7’ shattered records around the world at the box office and continues to reach incredible heights in home entertainment, an extraordinary achievement for the seventh installment of any franchise,” said Universal Pictures Home Entertainment President Eddie Cunningham.
With a domestic box office gross of more than $351 million, “Furious 7” is »
- Thomas K. Arnold
Shouldering its way into an already crowded Christmas release window is Ericson Core’s Point Break remake, and today Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment have dropped the sizzling new trailer for the modern retelling, and it’s not one to pull any punches.
Core and Warner Bros. may be treading on hallowed ground in most people’s eyes, with many holding up Kathryn Bigelow’s 2001 original as something of a cult classic, but this latest clip to blast off the production line boasts slick editing and an array of impressive stunts. From wingsuit flying across a mountain range to surfing – or at least attempting to surf – impossibly big waves, the 2015 version of Point Break is gunning for a truly ostentatious take on the lives of adrenaline junkies.
- Michael Briers
In Alcon Entertainment’s fast-paced, high-adrenaline action thriller Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways.
Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.
Check out the new trailer and featurette below.
The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.
- Michelle McCue
It’s crazy to believe that we’re seven movies into what started as a throwaway action franchise back in 2001. We’ve gone from The Fast and the Furious to just Furious 7 over the span of 14 years, and a new Honest Trailer wastes no time making fun of the ever-changing title format that seems to […]
The post ‘Furious 7′ Honest Trailer: How Long Have We Been Doing This? appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
There's just something about Dwayne Johnson that is so, so swoon-worthy. Not only does he possess an almost superhuman strength (have you seen those muscles?), a killer sense of humor, and a smile that will make you melt, but he also seems like such a friendly, down-to-earth guy. Even though he's spent the past several years gracing the big screen in Pain and Gain, Hercules, and The Fast and the Furious franchise (and on the small screen in HBO's Ballers, it's his epic 17 championship reigns in WWE that have helped cement him as a sports superstar. Most recently, in October, he returned to the ring in a surprise appearance and gave his longtime fans a walk down memory lane with his old Smackdown days. Whether you prefer to call him Dwayne Johnson or The Rock, there is just no denying his hotness. Scroll through for 32 of his sexiest moments. »
- Brittney Stephens
If Paul Walker were alive now, today would be his 42nd birthday. A huge part of the late, slick, blue-eyed actor’s legacy is the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. The latest installment, “Furious 7,” was hugely successful at the box office (it’s the third-highest grossing movie of 2015 so far) and was also quite a winner with the critics (it has 81 percent on Rotten Tomatoes). It’s become a hugely successful franchise, in large part thanks to the screen presence of the Walker-Vin Diesel duo, but it wasn’t so clear the series would become a Hollywood winner back in 2001, when the first film was released. 2001’s “The Fast and the Furious” wasn’t a heist movie, as the series has become. It was a street-racing thriller. And it didn’t have the dramatic heft critics would come to appreciate in the series. The thrills worked for some critics, »
- Emily Rome
Brian Helgeland's career began in horror, as he wrote the scripts for such genre pieces as A Nightmare On Elm Sreet 4 and 976-evil. But it was his adapted screenplay for the 1997 thriller La Confidential that really put Helgeland on the Hollywood map; netting him an Oscar and receiving rave reviews, its success paved the way for his more recent career, which included the hit thriller Payback (1999), Helgeland's big-screen debut as a director, and his script for the acclaimed drama Mystic River (2003).
Helgeland's latest film is Legend, a British gangster thriller about the exploits of the Kray twins. Rising from London's underworld to become unlikely celebrities at the height of the swinging 60s, Ron and Reggie Kray were more famous as nightclub »
To salute the release of American Ultra, we hunt down the subtle ways to spot an undercover agent on the big screen...
American Ultra - out in UK cinemas tomorrow - sees Jesse Eisenberg play a strung-out, stoner slacker, who as it happens is also a deep cover agent trained to be a lethal killing machine by the Us government. And when he’s marked for extermination, he stops getting high, and starts kicking ass and taking names.
From character pieces about the nature of identity to ludicrous third act reveals, the idea of someone going deep undercover has been a go-to trope in films for a very long time. But what if you are worried that someone around you could secretly be a deep cover agent? If so, here are some tips from the movies to spot if someone isn’t quite on the level.
They dress sharp
Earlier in the week, we shared The Iron Giant re-release trailer as Warner Bros. and Fathom Events announced the animated classic is heading back to theaters this September, prior to the release of The Iron Giant: Signature Edition Blu-ray. Now, we have word that a sequel may be in the works. And these words comes directly from The Iron Giant himself. Yes, Vin Diesel thinks we're getting an Iron Giant 2 announcement soon. He shared this on his Facebook page while promoting the return of this sci-fi adventure.
"I have been very lucky to have played so many interesting characters... one of the first and one of my favorites is... the Iron Giant. P.s. Don't be surprised when you hear WB announce the sequel."
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