Is “The Fast and the Furious 4” closer to reality than originally suspected? Apparently so, according to car site Edmunds Inside Line, who cites sources close to the production of the three previous “Fast and the Furious” films as saying that part 4 is being scheduled for a Summer 2008 worldwide release. As of right now, the film is currently still listed as in production, with no cast or crew attached, and definitely no director, although personally I’d like to see Lucas Black return as Sean Boswell from the previous installment, “Tokyo Drift”. Like most of the “Furious” movies, “Drift” was dumb, stupid fun, but fun nonetheless.
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However, it’s rumored that the next film will reunite many characters and actors from the first three including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson and Lucas Black. Obviously the story will once again center around automotive mayhem of the most intense sort, but the rumor is that this time most of the action will be set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mind you, not that bringing back any of the previous cast matters. The “Fast and the Furious” films have always been about the cars, not the guys driving them.