Fast and Furious 5 aka Fast Five is All Engines Go

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“Fast Five”? Yup, that’s apparently the title that Universal is going with for the fifth entry in their highly lucrative “Fast and Furious” franchise. It makes sense, in a way — it is the fifth installment, so, uh, “Fast Five” it is, then. In any case, Variety reports that all the major principles have signed on the dotted line to return, including stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, director Justin Lin, and producer Neal Moritz. The fifth installment will take place after the events of the fourth movie, and will find Dom and Brian as fugitives being pursued by “relentless” lawmen. I guess that means they don’t give up easy. What are the odds that they’ll end up teaming up with the boys to catch the real bad guys, whoever they end up being?

No word on whether Jordana Brewster, the sole remaining franchise girl, will return. As you’ll recall, Michelle Rodriguez’s character died early in the fourth movie, last year’s “Fast and Furious”, setting the stage for the rest of the movie’s plot. That film went on to make $350 million worldwide, and became Universal’s biggest moneymaker for the year. Obviously they were keen on getting another “Furious” movie up and running as fast as possible.

Justin Lin will return to direct, having helmed the previous two movies. “Fast Five” will also be the third outing on the franchise for writer Chris Morgan, who returns to do scripting duties. How hard is it to type “They drive really fast”?

“The Fast and Furious: Fast Five” is set to start shooting later this year for a 2011 release.

What? The deals are done? Um, did someone forget my number?

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I say bring Tyrese’s character back and have it be the three of them keeping away from the cops but still trying to take down whoever. OR maybe trying to take down some dirty cops.

  • Dedpool

    I say bring Tyrese’s character back and have it be the three of them keeping away from the cops but still trying to take down whoever. OR maybe trying to take down some dirty cops.

  • Arthur

    Bringing back the Roman character (Tyrese) would not be a bad idea; if it is done right. There should be tension between Dom and Roman and maybe even a power struggle for decision making and possibly even a fist fight. This might be the last film in the franchise so why not pull out all the stops. Bring back Tej (Ludacris) and Suki (Devon Aoki) as well. People would like to know how their lives turned out. And you have to bring back Mia (Jordana Brewster) with her gorgeous self. Maybe try to fit Danny Trejo in there somewhere as the lead “bad guy” with a gang like the gang in the movie “Sin Nombre” and have much of the film in Mexico. Imagine Danny Trejo and Vin Diesel in an explosive street fight.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I like the way you think man. I really do. Danny Trejo would be great. Throw in a little street racing with Trejo’s team playin dirty and we got a movie.

    • puzzle

      man, danny is 66 year old. how can he punch Vin? maybe a fight is awesome between Statham and him

  • Arthur

    Bringing back the Roman character (Tyrese) would not be a bad idea; if it is done right. There should be tension between Dom and Roman and maybe even a power struggle for decision making and possibly even a fist fight. This might be the last film in the franchise so why not pull out all the stops. Bring back Tej (Ludacris) and Suki (Devon Aoki) as well. People would like to know how their lives turned out. And you have to bring back Mia (Jordana Brewster) with her gorgeous self. Maybe try to fit Danny Trejo in there somewhere as the lead “bad guy” with a gang like the gang in the movie “Sin Nombre” and have much of the film in Mexico. Imagine Danny Trejo and Vin Diesel in an explosive street fight.

    • Dedpool

      I like the way you think man. I really do. Danny Trejo would be great. Throw in a little street racing with Trejo’s team playin dirty and we got a movie.

  • LSB

    I like all those idea’s. 2010 release? isn’t that too soon? u must mean 2011

  • LSB

    I like all those idea’s. 2010 release? isn’t that too soon? u must mean 2011

  • John

    hows this one for ya, Carter Verone, comes back to seek revenge againt brian and Roman

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      But Dom is now involved and that ups the stakes.

  • John

    hows this one for ya, Carter Verone, comes back to seek revenge againt brian and Roman

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com Dedpool

      But Dom is now involved and that ups the stakes.

  • unloadedjohn

    like the idea of bringing back roman i think the chemistry between Paul , Vin and Tyrese would work also i think Danny Trejo would make an excellent bad guy if not him then maybe using someone like Jason Statham as the bad guy cos we all know Brits make the best bad guys

  • unloadedjohn

    like the idea of bringing back roman i think the chemistry between Paul , Vin and Tyrese would work also i think Danny Trejo would make an excellent bad guy if not him then maybe using someone like Jason Statham as the bad guy cos we all know Brits make the best bad guys