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Back in February, it was confirmed that 20th Century Fox is moving forward with Alien 5, which has Neill Blomkamp set to direct and Ridley Scott producing. Unfortunately, we reported last month that Alien 5 has been put on hold indefinitely, so the studio and Ridley Scott can focus on making a sequel to Prometheus, now entitled Alien: Covenant. We first heard about Alien 5 in January, when Neill Blomkamp shared concept art illustrations that featured Sigourney Weaver's Ripley and Michael Biehn's Hicks from the 1986 sequel Aliens, with Michael Biehn revealing himself in March that he may come back as Hicks. The actor recently spoke with Icons of Fright, where he revealed that Alien 5 will feature an adult version of Newt, played by Carrie Henn in Aliens.
"I think when they put that out there and have pictures with me as Hicks again, people were excited and though I'm not into online stuff much, »
Anticipation is high for Wonder Woman's first time headlining her own film. The iconic character has had her own television show and has appeared in numerous forms, but 2017 marks the film that, as star Gal Gadot tweets, is 75 years in the making. It's a huge honour for Gadot, who most would know from The Fast and the Furious films. The actress has earned the breakout role of all breakout roles, and we have high hope that Wonder Woman will be the beginning for female-driven superhero films. Female heroines are finally having their turn in the spotlight. With new television series like "Jessica Jones" and "Supergirl," Wonder Woman is arriving at a time where audiences will be more than ready to see a woman at the centre of a DC comics film on the big screen. The cast of Wonder Woman will offer Gadot some great support. Alongside our heroine will be Chris Pine, »
- Adriana Floridia
Porsche is not taking a lawsuit against them for the death of Paul Walker lightly. Attorneys for the car company are stating that The Fast and the Furious actor is responsible for his own death in a car crash that happened over Thanksgiving weekend 2013. They claim that Paul Walker knew full well the risks of driving shotgun in the 2005 Carrera Gt that took his life. And they assert that he conducted himself in a manner that ultimately led to his death nearly two years ago.
Lawyers for Porsche filed documents this past Thursday placing all of the blame on the 40-year-old Paul Walker. The actor had been sitting next to his longtime friend Roger Rodas, who was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera Gt when it crashed on November 30, 2013. Rodas was traveling at what is considered an unsafe speed, going 90 miles an hour before he slammed into trees and a concrete street light. »
We're all adults here. We know how things go. We can be honest with each other, right? We all saw the box-office returns for Furious 7. We knew that, despite Vin Diesel's subsequent hints that The Fast and the Furious series might end after its tenth film, ultra-profitable movie series basically don't end anymore. And so Variety's news that Diesel and Universal are currently dreaming up ideas for The Fast and the Furious prequels and spinoffs cannot rouse from us anything even approaching a sigh. A brief exhalation, nothing more. Such is the way of the world. »
- Nate Jones
The Fast and Furious franchise is about to go the way of Star Wars and Marvel as Universal plans an expansive shared universe around the property. This will reportedly include a number of sequels and spinoffs. Vin Diesel, producer and star of Fast & Furious 8, first broke this news to Variety. The team behind the blockbuster series is now in the preliminary stages of developing future movies set within the world of Fast and Furious. Fast & Furious 8 already has a set release date of April 14, 2017. This is what Vin Diesel had to say about the prospect of more movies.
"We've written out story lines for various characters. We've been playing with it for a long time. It's a very rich property and we're committed to treating it with a lot of class."
At this time, it isn't known which Fast and Furious characters might be getting their own solo movies. »
Vin Diesel's son, Vincent, is seriously too cute for words! On Monday, Vin shared an adorable Instagram video of himself and his 5-year-old son headed to a basketball game on a private jet, adding to his long list of sweet family moments. The Fast and the Furious actor captioned the clip, "Headed to his first Basketball game . . . As he says . . . Diesels Rock! Haha." Later, the pair were photographed sitting courtside in Oakland, CA to watch the Golden State Warriors take on the Memphis Grizzlies. The fun outing came a day after Vin gave an emotional speech about Paul Walker while accepting an award on behalf of the Furious 7 cast at the Hollywood Film Awards. Watch Vin's precious father-son moment above, then check out all the celebrity families you should be following on social media. A video posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Nov 2, 2015 at 6:14pm Pst »
- Monica Sisavat
You may think you know everything there is to know about the Fast and Furious movies, but Vin Diesel revealed a great little bit of trivia while visiting The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week. We all know that the franchise is inspired by real street racing, but Diesel highlighted that it all originated from one particular article: a 1998 piece from Vibe Magazine. The article is about racing on the streets of New York, but The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen reset the movie to be in Los Angeles, a city that became integral to the story. Can you imagine how different things would be if they set the original movie in New York? We'll find out soon enough, because the upcoming eighth movie is set in New York City. Diesel also confirmed that F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is on board to direct. Check it out, »
- Maggie Pehanick
Yesterday Simon Pegg announced on his Twitter that filming has wrapped on Star Trek Beyond. The third nu-Star Trek flick entered production in June with The Fast And The Furious 3-6's Justin Lin behind the camera, taking over for J.J. Abrams, who directed the two previous movies. Pegg co-wrote the script with Confidence scribe and Dark Blue creator Doug Jung, and although story details have been scarce,... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Three last rides: that’s the current projection for Universal’s barnstorming Fast and Furious franchise, with early plans in place to assemble the Toretto crew for a trio of globe-trotting adventures before retiring the series once and for all. Whether the franchise has the mileage for another three installments remains to be seen, but the studio has appointed Straight Outta’ Compton director F. Gary Gray to helm Furious 8.
And even though a decade has lapsed since the release of Rob Cohen’s original The Fast and the Furious in 2001, Vin Diesel has revealed that the upcoming street-racing sequel will harbor an innate connection with the film that started it all.
Appearing on The Tonight Show to promote his soon-to-be-released fantasy vehicle The Last Witch Hunter, Diesel revealed that the original Fast and Furious took inspiration from a 1998 Vibe article exposing the street-racing culture in New York City. Why is that significant, »
- Michael Briers
Just an off day! Vin Diesel put the "dad bod" chatter to rest by sharing a new pic of his six-pack abs after photos emerged of him looking less buff than usual while hanging out in Miami. Social media went crazy last week as fans caught sight of The Fast and the Furious star displaying a softer-looking body than usual while chilling out in just his shorts, smoking a cigarette on a hotel balcony. But taking the criticism in great spirits, Diesel jumped onto Instagram over the weekend [...] »
The highly anticipate movie in the xXx series, xXx3, has finally bagged itself a director in D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye), but it looks like Vin Diesel‘s other hot franchise, The Fast and the Furious, will have its eighth movie go before the cameras before shooting gets underway on another Xander Cage adventure.
Diesel spoke to io9, who revealed the hiring of a new director.
“I’m excited as hell about xXx. D J Caruso is directing it, which is exciting. The big question now is which will race to production first now that F Gary Gray is on [Fast & Furious 8]? Will xXx race to production first or will Fast race to production first?”
We’re guessing Fast 8, Furious 8, or whatever they decide to call it will make it to the start line as »
- Paul Heath
Cant ask for better partners than Vin, Neal & Universal. Excited to bring u the next chapter of the #FastFamily saga pic.twitter.com/zRGre14kKO
— F Gary Gray (@FGaryGray) October 8, 2015
According to various reports this morning, Straight Outta Compton helmer F. Gary Gray, could become the Furious 8 director before the week’s out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gray, who achieved huge success with Universal’s N.W.A. biopic earlier this year, is at the top of a very short list of filmmakers in line for the lucrative job of bringing Fast and the Furious 8 to cinemas in 2017.
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- Paul Heath
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
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