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The Fate of the Furious is currently raking it in at the box office at a record-setting pace, which has led Universal to think about how they can further profit from their most bankable franchise. The series is set to end after the tenth installment, but there is always room for a spin-off or two. It looks like that is something that is currently being discussed, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's character Hobbs and Jason Statham's bad guy turned good Decker Shaw possibly getting their own Fast and Furious Spin-Off.
The news comes courtesy of Deadline, who are reporting that Universal is in the very early stages of putting together this Hobbs and Show spin-off. The report does note that the studio has had meetings about it and that the idea would be to hopefully film this movie while they figure out exactly what to do with Fast & Furious »
Even before The Fate of the Furious took in a record-breaking global box office debut of $531.9 million, Universal had already put plans in place for the final two movies in the franchise. Fast & Furious 9 is set to hit theaters on April 19, 2019, with the franchise finale, Fast & Furious 10 hitting theaters on April 2, 2021. While the movie's box office take apparently wasn't affected at all, this new movie made headlines for a behind-the-scenes feud between stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, which reportedly even lead to both actors being separated during the movie's promotional tour. Today a new report claims that both actors have put their differences aside and resolved their feud, both now slated to return in Fast & Furious 9, while Kurt Russell also expresses his interest in coming back as Mr. Nobody.
Like peanut butter and jelly, car chases and movies are two things that just go together perfectly. A chase is inherently interesting to watch - someone is trying their best to get away by any means possible, while the other party is trying to stop them from doing so. The danger involved, the threat of violence, and even the thrill of the hunt are all part of why we often can’t look away. A car chase is the next level of chase. They are fast - an embodiment of man and machine together. They are also dangerous - the stakes are incredibly high, and not just for the people involved in the chase.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
When The Fast and the Furious was released in June 2001, the signs did not portend its eventual future as one of cinema’s most durable and lucrative franchises. The original film, based on a magazine article about street racing, didn’t feature any A-list stars and wasn’t expected to make a dent in a summer featuring “surefire” box-office hits like Pearl Harbor, Tomb Raider and Planet of the Apes.
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But then the Nos kicked in and audiences ate up the adventures of Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of their motley crew as they drove fast, executed capers, bested rivals and espoused family values in a series of increasingly over-the-top movies that helped reshape the action genre and showed Hollywood that a diverse cast could equal global box-office success.
With The Fate of the Furious in theaters »
Never underestimate the power of Vin Diesel and The Rock. More so, never underestimate the power of the Fast and Furious franchise. This weekend, The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment of the incredibly reliable franchise, opened in theaters and set an incredibly impressive record. The Fate of the Furious has officially surpassed Star Wars: The Force Awakens worldwide opening box office record.
According to Variety, The Fate of the Furious brought in a tremendously impressive $532.5 million over the weekend. That means it was narrowly able to beat the $529 million worldwide opening weekend box office that Star Wars: The Force Awakens managed to bring in back in 2015. $100.5 million of that came domestically for Fast 8, but that is quite a steep drop off from Furious 7, which brought in $147 million domestically when it opened. Still, the $532 million opening proves this franchise is more viable than ever.
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The “Fast & Furious” series covers seven movies. But the continuity of the series is a bit confusing, thanks partly to the fact that “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” is the third movie in the series but the sixth movie in the course of the story. There are also two shorts, and a non-“Fast & Furious” movie that make up the full film canon. Here’s how to watch every bit of “Fast & Furious” in order. Mild Spoilers for “Fate of the Furious” below. “The Fast and the Furious” (2001) The film that kicked off the franchise is the place. »
- Phil Hornshaw
Who knew there was more to the Fast & Furious franchise and its subsequent sequels than epic car races, Dwayne Johnson‘s larger-than-life muscles and Vin Diesel‘s bro tanks? We certainly didn’t — that is, until we came across a handful of quotes that hold more meaning than meets the eye.
As diehard fans of the film franchise line up to catch The Fate of the Furious (it comes out today!), we rounded up a handful of memorable quotes that will most definitely come in handy in life’s most random moments. Because everyone needs to channel his or her »
- Grace Gavilanes
‘Tokyo Drift’ Saunters Out Of Old Mexico Into Neon GloryJustin Lin’s debut embodies the best of the Fast and Furious franchise.“You know those old Westerns where the cowboys make a run for the border? This is my Mexico. … Look at all those people down there. They follow the rules for what? They’re letting fear lead them. … Life’s simple. You make choices and you don’t look back.” — Han Seoul-Oh
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is the best Fast and Furious movie. I hold this truth to be self-evident. And that’s my piece for this week. Thanks for coming out. I kid! Just give me about twelve miles of runway to make my case.
Justin Lin crosses into a world of intoxicating coolness. Without that atmosphere, it’s impossible to understand why anyone would get involved with the Yakuza. The neon revelry in Tokyo is painfully lush. I »
- William Dass
The “Fast & Furious” franchise is full of villains. They range from street thugs and high school bullies to a criminal mastermind hacker bent on firing nukes at developed countries. Here are all the villains of “Fast & Furious” in order of just how effective, frightening and evil they can be. 21. Clay (Zachery Ty Bryan) The rich jerk who gets “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” protagonist Sean (Lucas Black) sent off to Tokyo. Clay is a preppy bully throwing around his family’s money, and that makes it easy to really hate him. But he’s ultimately a nobody who disappears into the. »
- Phil Hornshaw
Can he drive… a franchise to a greater and greater embrace of multiculturalism?
The soundtracks of the Fast and Furious movies (or however you’d like to denote the inconsistently-named series) are second in importance only to the stunts. The latest, The Fate of the Furious, opens in Havana, Cuba to the song “Hey Ma” by J Balvin and Pitbull (featuring singer Camila Cabello). That is, a pop song performed by a Colombian and two Cubans, a delicious continuation of multicultural musical tradition for the series. Furious 7 slightly eschewed tradition with its all-American tearjerker hit “See You Again,” but as a tribute to the late Paul Walker, its roots are part of its respectful appeal.
However, despite that song’s ability to reduce even the most hardened Toretto into a blubbering Roman when the road divides down two irreconcilable paths, I’d argue that the most important song of the series is the one that’s »
- Jacob Oller
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is maybe the purest Fast and Furious movie. For starters, there’s a real passion for driving in Justin Lin‘s sequel; it’s not about saving the world. It’s still a crime story, but a crime story with a whole lot of impassioned drifting – all of which Vin Diesel was originally meant to […]
The post ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’: The Moment the Series Found Its Groove appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
The eight-movie, 16-year history of the “Fast and the Furious” franchise is nothing less than the story of Hollywood filmmaking in the 21st century. As a scrappy, overachieving summer blockbuster has exploded into a series of bi-annual box office behemoths, the continuing adventures of Dominic Toretto have come to serve as an incredibly lucid chronicle of the transition from analog action to digital spectacle, and of how a hyper-localized star system gave way to our internationally focused age of branding. No other series in recent memory has taken so many sharp turns over the years, and no other series has been able to survive so many flat tires thanks to the sheer power of family.
With “The Fate of the Furious” ready to roll into theaters, we’ve decided to place the film in its proper context by ranking each installment of the saga from worst to best. Buckle up. »
- David Ehrlich
After earning its strongest reviews yet with 2015’s “Furious 7,” it appears the “Fast and Furious” franchise might be losing some critical momentum. IndieWire’s David Ehrlich calls “The Fate of the Furious” “the worst of these films since ‘2 Fast 2 Furious,’ and it may be even worse than that. It’s the ‘Die Another Day’ of its franchise — an empty, generic shell of its former self that disrespects its own proud heritage at every turn.”
Much more positive is Owen Gleiberman of Variety:
“‘The Fate of the Furious’ is nothing more than pulp done smart, but scene for scene it’s elegant rather than bombastic, and it packs a heady escapist wallop. The fact that it’s the first film in the series to have been made after the death »
- Michael Nordine
If there were a hierarchy of action cinema, you’d find a masterpiece of speed-demon nihilism like “Mad Max: Fury Road” at the very top, and on the next level a superior Bond or Bourne film or “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” At the bottom would be the visceral, live-wire kicks of B-movie brutality. Somewhere in the middle are the “Fast and the Furious” films, which started off as drag-race movies but morphed, over time, into an outlandishly extravagant genre all their own, one with just enough heart — and, yes, mind — to make the stunts and velocity seem like something larger: a pure expression of character. If this series, over the last 16 years, has taught us anything, it’s that just when you think it’s about to run out of gas, it gets outfitted with an even more elaborate fuel-injection system. And that’s never been more true than it »
- Owen Gleiberman
Last summer, it was confirmed that Oscar winner Helen Mirren has been cast in The Fate of the Furious, although the actress revealed that, despite her impressive driving skills, which have been showcased on the U.K. series Top Gear in the past, she won't be getting behind the wheel in this movie. A few months ago, it was finally confirmed that Helen Mirren is portraying the mother of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), and we get a brief glimpse at their mother-son dynamic in a new TV spot from Universal Pictures. If that wasn't enough, the studio has also released a new behind-the-scenes preview that gives fans a closer look at their intense New York City shoot.
The Fast and the Furious was the first DVD my family ever bought when we first got a DVD player back in 2002. It's impressive that 15 years later the franchise is about to release their 8th film and still featuring some characters from the very first film like Domimic, played by Vin Diesal and Letty played by Michelle Rodriguez. Along the way they have picked up other "family" members like Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson and Roman Pearce, played by Tyrese Gibson to name a few. Unfortunately the Fast and the Furious family lost Brian, Paul Walker to a tragic accident during the final stages of Furious 7.
I bring up these characters as a reminder of one of the constant themes of this franchise, "family first". This is important because in the upcoming film The Fate of the Furious Dom joins Cipher, played by Charlize Theron, as the adversaries of the film. »
- Emmanuel Gomez
We already know that the eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, arriving next weekend, will set up the final trilogy, with Fast & Furious 9 arriving on April 19, 2019 and Fast & Furious 10 bringing the franchise to a close on April 2, 2021. The franchise has had a unique timeline, with characters such as Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) coming back from the dead, while others like Brian O'Connor, played by the late Paul Walker, were given a fitting tribute. Still, seemingly anything is possible in this high-octane universe, and now it seems we may be seeing another deceased character, Sung Kang's Han, a.k.a. "Han Seoul-Oh" on the big screen in Fast & Furious 9.
Next week brings us The Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment of the surprisingly long-running action franchise from Universal Pictures. The fact that we’ve come this far in the film series is impressive, especially when you look back at the film that nearly killed it all: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. While […]
The post ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ Honest Trailer: Starring a Badly Programmed Southern Robot appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is widely viewed as one of it not the worst movies in the franchise. I completely understand that. With not a soul from all the other movies in it (with the exception of a Vin Diesel 20 second cameo at the end) it’s a film that widely breaks away from the other 7 movies. But I don’t care. For the same reasons that I always watch Blue Crush when it’s on television, I always watch The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift when its on. Call me crazy but I like it. I
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment »
- Nat Berman
With The Fate of the Furious revving its engine ahead of its release next week, Screen Junkies has taken a trip down memory lane as it revisits the franchise’s most forgettable entry The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift for its latest Honest Trailer.
Strap in for a Fast film that features none of the original characters and has no connection to the first two films as we instead opt for Sean Boswell, a good-ol-boy, turned street racer who somehow manages to be the worst actor in a franchise that also stars Vin Diesel.
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Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces »
- Gary Collinson
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