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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:51 pm
Collider wrote:Director Justin Lin Might Return to FAST & FURIOUS Franchise to Bring Series to a Close

After Fast & Furious 6 was such a massive hit, director Justin Lin, who also helmed the previous three entries, had plenty of options. Rather than return for the seventh Fast & Furious, he chose to direct a Bourne Legacy sequel, which seemed like a sound decision since, like Fast & Furious, it offered the opportunity to take control of a new franchise and build it into something better. Meanwhile, James Wan (The Conjuring) took the reins of the Fast & Furious franchise, and Furious 7 will be due out next year.

However, with Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass returning for the Bourne series, The Bourne Legacy 2 has been put on hold, which leaves Lin looking for a new film. Although he still has a wealth of projects to choose from, it looks like he might be come back to Fast & Furious to not only continue the popular franchise, but to bring it to a conclusion.

As we reported yesterday, Wan won’t return for the eighth Fast & Furious movie, and will instead go direct The Conjuring 2, which is due out in June 2016. That leaves the director’s chair open for Fast & Furious 8, and Deadline expects that Lin and Universal are going to get back together. Deadline then goes a step further by reporting that their conversation will be “about him directing a multi-part production that will lead to multiple movies shot together and will wave the checkered flag on the Fast & Furious franchise.” A year ago, Paul Walker said Fast & Furious 8 was guaranteed and Universal was also eyeing Fast & Furious 9 and 10, but it’s unknown how far they want to take it now.

Universal loves releasing their Fast & Furious movies as close together as possible (Furious 7 would have come out this summer, but it was pushed to 2015 because of Walker’s death), and shooting multiple entries together could help line-up an annual hit since the films are so popular. I’m surprised there’s even talk of wanting to bring the franchise to a close.

If Lin does decide to come back to Fast & Furious, it will have to wait until he’s done directing the first two episodes of True Detective: Season 2. While I’m not a die-hard fan of the Fast & Furious series, it’s definitely been rewarding to see his skills grow with each new film, and while I don’t know how Wan handled Furious 7 (the trailer looks pretty damn good), I’m pretty sure fans will be okay with Lin getting back in the driver’s seat.

Makes complete sense for Lin to return and close off this series properly.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:30 pm
Worst Previews wrote:Three More "Fast and Furious" Films Being Planned

"Furious 7" will hit theaters in April, but the film is far from the end of the franchise. It was recently reported that Justin Lin (helmer of four "Fast and Furious" movies) is planning to return to direct the next two installments, which may be shot back-to-back.

And now, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has added that she believes there will be "at least three more" films. "I think it's still a growing franchise," she said. "We'll see what happens with 'Furious 7,' obviously, but our box office has grown over the past three or four films and internationally, in particular. So we think that there's more to mine there. But we're of course very mindful about fatigue."

Langley acknowledged that the franchise took a big hit when Paul Walker passed away, but believes that the films can continue without him. "Paul is, and always will be, an integral part of the story," she explained. "But there are many other great characters, and it's also an opportunity to introduce new characters."

Pretty sure Universal is just being optimistic. Justin Lin will most likely return to direct a two part finale and close off the series properly as I said in the last post. 8-)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:27 pm
IGN wrote:'Fast 8' Rumor: Eva Mendes Wanted Back

Vin Diesel recently teased that The Fast and the Furious 8 will be set in New York and its story will involve Kurt Russell's Furious 7 black ops guru Mr. Nobody. But Russell may not be the only past supporting player returning for the next installment.

Latino-Review's Umberto "El Mayimbe" Gonzalez reported the following rumor about Furious 8 today:

"With #fast7 now in the record books, the upcoming NY based #Fast8 story will depend on whether they can bring back Eva Mendes' character: US Customs Agent Monica Fuentes."

Mendes played Fuentes in 2 Fast 2 Furious and then returned for a cameo at the end of Fast Five.

Furious 7 opened to $388.7 million worldwide over the weekend, a franchise-best among other records it broke. While there's been no official announcement yet on a Furious 8, it doesn't take a psychic to foresee another installment coming fans' way sooner than later.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:08 pm
not sure how true it is but according to the net, Cody Walker has got the acting bug and wants to be one now.

he is said to be in this one or something, he apparently has an agent now.

Cody is actually in Australia at the moment, posted photos on Instagram.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:22 pm
Interesting.. He could enter the 8th film as Brian's brother.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:31 am
Collider wrote:FURIOUS 8 Set for Release in 2017

In a surprise to absolutely no one, Vin Diesel announced today at the Universal Pictures CinemaCon presentation that Furious 8 is coming in 2017, adding “We’re going to make the best movie you’ve ever seen.” The film will be released on April 14, 2017, no doubt hoping to mimic the success of this month’s Furious 7. Currently, the Scarlett Johansson-fronted Ghost in the Shell, an untitled Universal Monsters franchise film, and Blazing Samurai are scheduled to open the same weekend.

This was more than a no-brainer, as director James Wan’s Furious 7 has already grossed an insane $1.1 billion at the box office in only three weeks of release. The picture is currently—and fittingly—the seventh highest grossing film of all time, so of course Universal was going to make another Fast & Furious movie.

The question now is where the franchise goes from here. Wan recovered about as well as anyone could’ve following the tragic death of Paul Walker in the midst of production, but the filmmaker hasn’t been shy about admitting that the experience of making the film was beyond grueling. It’s unlikely that he will return to direct—he’s next set to helm The Conjuring 2 and is being courted for Warner Bros.’ Aquaman anyway—so Universal, producer Neal Moritz, and producer/star Vin Diesel will now likely turn their attention to finding the story of Furious 8, then going out to filmmakers.

There was a rumor going around last year that Justin Lin, who directed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth installments of the franchise, might return to helm a two-part wrap-up. He’s currently in pre-production on Star Trek 3 (or Star Trek Beyond) and it’s unclear if he’d want to take a step backwards.

But first thing’s first: Diesel and Moritz will hammer out the story for the next franchise installment. Each entry has performed better than its successor at the box office thus far, but Furious 7 is doing so well that it’s gonna be a very tough bar to match in terms of box office success. With Universal keen on making 10 Fast & Furious movies altogether, though, there’ll be plenty of chances to break the record.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:37 pm
awesome

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:01 am
lol Cyborg.. :lol:

Collider wrote:FURIOUS 8: Dwayne Johnson Confirms Hobbs Will Return, Offers Update on Spin-Off

Dwayne Johnson‘s ascension from WWF superstar to highly sought-after action-film lead has been a bumpy road but not one without its myriad pleasures. For this reviewer, he’s the most instantly galvanic presence in the recent Fast & Furious films, and his performance in Richard Kelly‘s divisive, brilliant Southland Tales is one built on largely unexplored elements of his physicality and delivery, which suggest a far more ambitious comedic actor hiding behind the tonnage of brawn. But, hey, brawn is popular and intermittently fun to watch, which is part of the reason why the upcoming natural-disaster bonanza San Andreas, starring Johnson and Carla Gugino, is getting such a huge push in a summer full of costumed superheroes and dystopian desert chases. And at a recent press conference for the action film, Johnson confirmed that Hobbs, his character in the Fast & Furious franchise, will be returning for the recently announced, inevitable Furious 8.

Here’s the exact exchange from the press conference in regards to Hobbs in Furious 8 which our reporter Sheila Roberts attended:

Q: They announced Furious 8. Is Hobbs going to be in it?
DWAYNE JOHNSON: Of course. It can’t go on without Hobbs.

That’s good news for fans of both Johnson and the stunts-centric movie series, but Johnson also responded to the continued talk of a Hobbs spin-off film, which was originally rumored to see release between the sixth and seventh iterations of Fast & Furious. The answer is a definite maybe, as Johnson reported having a recent “big” studio conversation to discuss the possible Hobbs spin-off, which could prove to be the major guns-and-explosions franchise that Johnson has yet to secure in his career thus far. He’s easily one of the most purely enjoyable action stars to come up in the last two decades, and if we’re going to keep letting Bruce Willis blow up half of the Eastern seaboard, Johnson certainly deserves his own chance to press the detonator button as well.

Here’s Johnson’s full answer to the possibility of a Hobbs solo film:

JOHNSON: We all are interested in it. I just had a big conversation with the studio. So we’ll see. I still think for me personally we’ve created a little bit of space for him in 7 and the gauge is set for what the audience will want. That’s my take on it, you know, but a lot of other people have to have input.

Furious 8 is scheduled for release April 14, 2017.

I always believed that Johnson will become the co-lead with Diesel. Taking over from Walker since his passing. Both characters have a similar background. 8-)

Also i'm pretty sure there will be a time jump of a few years since this will be the first F&F film to be set today. Definitely not 10 years but maybe 3-5.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:36 pm
Moviehole wrote:Universal Furious with Vin Diesel!?

It was reported earlier this week that the inevitable “Fast & Furious 8” is chugging towards the starting line… but can’t move into second gear until it finds a director. Franchise alumni James Wan and Justin Lin are both out, due to other commitments (In Wan’s case, he’s also still recovering from the immense undertaking that was “Furious 7” so even if his calendar wasn’t so busy he’d not be interested), and go-to action movie director Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop”) is also a no go after being approached.

In a post on Facebook, series star and producer Vin Diesel suggests there’s only two options : either he directs or he entices original “Fast and the Furious” director Rob Cohen into returning.

The Hollywood Reporter says Universal isn’t happy with Diesel’s post because they’re not even considering letting Diesel or Cohen take the reigns on the next movie.

"It is no secret that my good friend Justin and I have been very intensely discussing the trilogy, as we have dreamed it…"

Deadline have thrown couple of other names in the mix : Ericson Core, the director of this Christmas’s “Point Break” remake, and Louis Letterier, director of “The Incredible Hulk” and “Now You See Me”.

Chris Morgan is still at work on the script for the film so they’ve a while to find someone.

The next film is rumoured to be set in New York and is said to include Diesel, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Eva Mendes characters.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:01 pm
with F Gary Grey directing, this has wrapped. he has worked with Vin before on A Man Apart. he also has worked with Charlize Theron and Jason Statham in The Italian Job. his most recent movie being Straight Outta Compton.

here's a collection of behind the scenes production clips -



and we still have parts 9 in 2019 and 10 in 2021 to go!

looks insane, can't wait.
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