Looks like Universal ended up actually making that fifth Fast/Furious movie they were talking about, because USA Today today has the first image from the production--a photo that brags, "We got The Rock to be in a second idiotic film with "fast" in the title!" Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, and, obviously, Vin Diesel also return to the series as awesome car drivers on the run from Dwayne Johnson's awesome-car-hating cop character.
In a completely unsubstantiated statement, director Justin Lin said of the Rock addition:
People thought it would be impossible to get Dwayne. But he didn't show up looking to cash a paycheck. That's pretty amazing, for a star like him to join the fifth part of a franchise. That says a lot about him and the fans.
That it does, Justin. That it does.
It's always a pretty safe bet that any Fast/Furious film is basically going to be some people sort-of-acting over an easy to grasp conflict that functions mainly as an excuse for some elaborate setpieces involving guys doing illegal things in their fancycars. Classic formula fo... / Continue →
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How much faster and furiouser is Fast and Furious compared to previous Fast and the Furiouses? So fast and furious as to attempt a DRIVE FIVE! (A high five while driving past someone.) So rad.
In addition to the above shot and a couple more, USA Today has some quotes from retu... / Continue →