Two More Fast & Furious Movies Are Shifting Into Gear Soon
And you thought this series was already finished! Actor Vin Diesel recently updated his personal Facebook page (via AICN) to reveal that two more installments of the Fast and the Furious franchise might be on the way. Diesel wrote: "If 2009's Fast and Furious was chapter one, what writer Chris Morgan just delivered is Chapter 2 and Chapter 3." So we've got at least two more of these movies on the way. Personally speaking, I imagine a script for something like Fast & Furious to have lots of pictures and small words. But hot damn if the people you knew in high school who put spoilers and body kits on Chrysler LeBaron's aren't excited!
So obviously the next installments will bring back Diesel's character Dominic Toretto and if they are indeed the next chapters continuing last year's money-making Fast & Furious, then most likely Paul Walker will be back as well. What else does he have to do? Diesel expanded upon his thoughts about the new scripts:
"I have never been submitted a two story saga from a studio before…it is very exciting and shows a commitment level that is hard not to respond to. Excited about the sexy locations the filming of this saga would take us…this novel-like story, that has twists and unexpected turns that is authentic, truthful and challenging to the characters."
That kind of commitment level has to be akin to the strength required to make Death Bed: The Bed That Eats which Patton Oswalt so phenomenally recounted. And additionally, if any Fast and the Furious film is ever "novel-like, authentic or challenging to the characters," I will swallow my own head. I understand that the Fast and the Furious films are nonsensical action fun, and yes, the first one was actually ridiculously entertaining. But this last movie had boring action sequences, completely uncool cars (a huge mainstay in the franchise) and even worse screenwriting. Fast the Furious: something to leave behind in the last decade.