Filming for The Fast and the Furious 6 is well underway, and out in Tenerife, Spain, some onlookers were able to capture some of the action that we’ll undoubtedly see in the theaters.
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If you thought the fifth installment of the Fast & Furious movie franchise was the end, you were mistaken… twice. While the closing credits for the film left an obvious opening for a sixth movie, now comes word that Universal Pictures is planning a seventh as well, which is to be shot at the same time as the sixth flick, with both taking place in Europe.
In addition, rumors are swirling that action star Jason Statham (a man often seen behind the wheel of an Audi in the Transporter movie series) could be joining the cast for both movies.
Having dealt with American muscle and Japanese imports, is it finally time for the Fast & Furious cast to hit the Nurburgring in a Porsche GT3 or BMW M5? Once can only hope.
You’ve had a taste of Fast Five, and now you craving more. Good News – NBC Universal has just announced a release date for the sixth film in the The Fast and the Furious series.
Even though the newest movie is still untitled, they’ve got some time to come up with something brilliant. Expect it to hit theaters on May 24, 2013. You may be surprised to see a May release, considering the fourth and fifth films did awesome with April release dates. But the studio is hoping to cash in with a blockbuster to open the summer movie season.
Because the Fast Five did so well (the worldwide box office receipts are set to pass $600 million), it shows that this franchise still has plenty of gas left. You can expect to see Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson return for the new film, along with Fast Five director Justin Lin at the helm.
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This author has a confession to make. Out of all the testosterone-laden, Ad-riddled, motorized-wet-dream action of the Fast and Furious franchise, I’ve only seen the fourth one—and it’s rather beside the point to say that it wasn’t very good.
Not even the first movie of the franchise, which at this point has become basically an icon of the car enthusiast movement—the part of the group that thinks it’s cool to add wings to small Japanese hatchbacks and enough stickers to make the inventor of the Bedazzler feel underappreciated. Case in point: this fine selection of vehicles, fresh from the Universal Studios impound lot, that have recently surfaced on Autotrader. They represent the entire range of The Fast and the Furious franchise: The Fast and the Furious, 2Fast 2Furious, Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, and the upcoming Fast 5, which is just as fast but has toned down the furiousness. Still plenty of Vin Diesel, though.
The cars include an Acura Integra GS-R, a Nissan 240SX drift car, Tyrese’s Mitsubishi Eclipse from 2Fast 2Furious, the beat-up Monte Carlo from Tokyo Drift, and even a stunt replica of the F-Bomb Camaro from Fast and Furious, which Vin Diesel wheelies into a bad guy’s chest. If the rest of the series packs such hilariously over-the-top badguy-killing destruction involving Mr. Diesel, I may finally get around to checking out the earlier, awesome, meme-tastic films. Danger to the manifold!
GALLERY: Fast & Furious Movie Cars
The Fast and the Furious has attained cult status amongst car guys for its horrific dialogue, cheese-ball action scenes and technical inaccuracy. The subsequent follow-ups were never met with the same fanfare, but the fifth installment, titled Fast Five might be able to bring back some of the magic, with the return of Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto.
While the first trailer aired in December, 2010, this one features more action-packed hijinks, boiled-over testosterone and big explosions. Hit the jump to take a look.
Actor and rapper Ludacris let it slip that he’s appearing in the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, with the rapper tweeting about his new role via his official Twitter account.
“Just landed in Puerto Rico,” said Ludacris. “Shooting for Fast & Furious 5 is about to be underway…”
Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Puerto Rican musician Tego Calderon and Paul Walker are also part of the all-star ensemble cast. Ludacris previously appeared in 2003′s 2Fast 2Furious.