'Fast and Furious' Sequels to Shoot Back-to-Back with Jason Statham?
Through three installments of The Transporter franchise and the outlandish Death Race, British action star Jason Statham has done plenty of fancy driving on the big screen. But now he might become part of the most popular adrenaline fueled, driving-action films today. Twitch has heard that Universal Pictures are currently in early talks with the actor about possibly starring in one or both of the next two Fast and the Furious sequels. Why suddenly toss someone from across the pond into the mix? Apparently the sixth and seventh installments in the blockbuster franchise are looking to head to Europe for some action.
In addition, the studio might shoot both sequels back-to-back. It's not surprising considering there was at least one more sequel planned when Fast Five was developed, and it sounds like writer Chris Morgan has cracked another story to keep the franchise going. And since Paul Walker and Vin Diesel and their crew have caused a ridiculous amount of damage and built quite a rap sheet in North America, it's likely time to head overseas. However, getting Statham to drive on the other side of the road with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel is far from a done deal, so at this point consider it a rumor. He would be quite an adversary though.