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Merrick here...
We've been hearing for a while now that Universal was looking for another installment of THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise - now that's on the way to happening. Aiming for a 2011 release, Justin Lin (TOKYO DRIFT and FAST & FURIOUS) will direct FAST FIVE (a working title, or a real title?) from a screenplay by DRIFT/F&F writer Chris Morgan. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker will return.
The story finds protags Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) as fugitives being pursued by relentless lawmen.
...says THIS write-up in Variety. Through his Facebook page, Vin recently indicated that the script for this project was actually designed to spread over two films (details HERE). The nature of the above announcement suggests the current deal is for one film instead of two - so it's unclear whether they're simply making single movie, or if they'll be generating one oversized product that'll be cut into two parts. Probably, and presumably, this'll be just one movie. I'm down for this - but...where's more Riddick?
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  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST


    by Kharank

    who cares?

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Please no

    by Andillformthehead

    Please Don't...

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I call my right hand...

    by MamboMan

    The Fast Five. My left hand can be a little furious at times as well...

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:28 a.m. CST

    The cinematic equivalent . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . of sucking exhaust out of a tailpipe. My twin girls are 9 months old. Imagine how far beyond garbage the films aimed at their age group will be by the time they're in high school. Thank God for Pixar.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by thinboyslim.


  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Can Vin Diesel stop fucking around

    by Bruce of all Trades

    and make some Riddick movies? Please?

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    That poor horse...

    by Xionsmith

    It's been dead for years and they are still beating the hell out of it...

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by PeanutGallery

    Is protagonist really that tough to spell out? Maybe the target audience for this movie enjoys using made up language, but I sure as shit don't. Whatevs.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST

    fa5t and even more furiou5er than be4ore

    by Sailor Rip

    fuck me

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    So it's Smokey and the Bandit for stupid 2010s teenagers?

    by ricarleite2


  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Do they race to the bank to deposit their Social Security checks

    by YackBacker

    Fuckers have been around for a loooooong time now.

  • Am absolutely psyched for more Riddick!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    How could I forget?

    by Bruce of all Trades

    What, no 3D announcement? I mean everything has to be in fucking 3D now that James fucking Cameron had to make his movie. Fuck!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    first come fast then come riddick

    by antonphd

    just somebody keep twohey away from riddick. and do a prequel. i watched pitch black and then chronicles of riddick the other day. what a fucking night and day difference. pitch black holds of 100%. chronicles is a complete failure. just terrible. like the difference between goldfinger and view to a kill terrible. twohey fucked the mummy film too. he has either lost whatever he had for pitch black or he needs to stay with small scale R movies.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Should've gone in a whole new direction

    by Watch_The_Birdie

    Kinda like Tokyo Drift. You know with a whole new batch of characters and none of the originals. I'd consider it as a rejuvenation of sorts.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    I think Vin Diesel has a lot of potential.

    by dr sauch

    He needs to get out there a little more.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Fast and the Furious IN SPACE!!!!

    by F-18

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Dom: "Officer I wasn't trying to run, my pedal was stuck." <P> Officer: "Okay, just take it to Toyota as soon as possible." <P> Dom: "You bet."

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Live Fast or Die Furious!

    by kravmaguffin

    Fast and Furious 5.0 The Furiously Fast Unnecessary Sequel F&F Part 5: Vin & Paul need to eat A Couple of Dicks psi

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    That sucking sound is never going to stop, is it?

    by Citizen Sane

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo


  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Why not FURIOUS? only FAST?

    by RandomWordRandomWord

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    We'll see no more Riddick.

    by V'Shael

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by Bruce of all Trades

    Two excellent hacks.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Grandmaster Fast And The Furious 5

    by capocapocapo

    ... Really, no one's said that yet?

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Kudos to vin diesal

    by Piratebill

    Yould have thought horrendous box office flops like babylon ad, the pacifier and riddick would have sunk his career. But hes still there like a talentless bad smell

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    toss a bone to lucas black

    by Meadowe

    He helped carry the franchise a bit, and after the craptastiq Legion he could use a lil fast furious love.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck 6.

    by AzulTool

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    This series has the most convoluted naming scheme ever

    by solowcx

    The Fast and the Furious 2 Fast 2 Furious The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Fast & Furious Fast Five I am guessing for the 6th one they go for something like "Furious 3-SIX-D"

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Who is clamoring for these? I've never

    by Dingbatty

    seen any of them.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Fast and Furious DeathRace - This crossover needs to happen..

    by WickedJester

    They get caught. One way out. Deathrace. New Frankenstein turns out to be Michelle Rodriguez -- her death was faked to lure them into this whole thing 2 movies ago!<br><br>I know, I know -- I just blew your minds.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST


    by alienindisguise

    All these turds are the same so why do studios care about producing them? There are plenty more talented and worthwhile filmmakers that could use that money so go fuck yourself hollywood asswipes.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Put Lucas Black in it!

    by Vern

    I'm glad to see Justin Lin returning, and the last one was fun, but Lucas Black's character from TOKYO DRIFT is still the most sympathetic of them. At least give him a cameo like they did with Han in the last one.<p> Yes, I know the name of one of the characters, so sue me. I will represent myself and still win.<p> Also I would like this one to be called THE THE FAST AND THE THE FURIOUS.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    New Batman Movie: Batman versus Chigurgh!!!

    by Megan_Foxs_Tool_Box

    Is this site still on? It's fucking thursday and Gingertown is still sleepy? <p> Thank God for and this article: http://_tinyurl._com/yf9ubcr <p> Watchmen 2 and this story get props from worst previews dawttt caaawwmmmm <p> Seriously-do you guys even *look* at a computer these days?!?

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by turketron_2

    Thank you capocapocapo! That HAS to be the title, dammit! Don't let this opportunity go to waste!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST


    by turketron_2


  • Feb. 4, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Justin Lin is the best thing to happen to this series

    by ZoeFan

    He takes something super stale and turns it into 90-100 minutes of good entertainment.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST


    by spud mcspud

    I love car porn as much as the next confused male, but FUCK!! Enough already! The climax to the last one had worse CGI than REVENGE OF THE SITH and the whole thing is getting fucking stale. Make the next few RIDDICK movies before Vin gets too old to pump iron. FUCK!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Re: This series has the most convoluted naming scheme ever

    by Acquanetta

    Actually, I think the Rambo franchise still holds that distinction. As for "Fast Five" as a title, why the hell not? I've always liked when franchises don't go the "1, 2, 3, etc." route.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    TFAF had some of the corniest dialogue ever

    by SlimButNotreally

    Anyone remember how bad the dialogue was in the original (which is the only one I've seen). Everyone talked in car metaphors and it was fucking stupid.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Did anyone notice how out of shape Vin was in the last one...

    by kravmaguffin

    Hopefully he takes the paycheck and makes a Riddick movie. psi

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    please drive the cars, don't just CGI them

    by Adelai Niska

    Watching a bunch of stationary cars in front of a CGI mineshaft isn't a car movie, it's a shitty theme park ride. I enjoyed the last one but the CGI chases pretty much wrecked it.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    What if you replace the F's with 5's for the new title?

    by Watch_The_Birdie

    I got that idea off a Whose Line game.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    More Riddick indeed

    by DOGSOUP

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by jackalcack

    Fuck off.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Vin out of shape?

    by Hipshot

    I took a meeting at his house about the time Fast and Furious was ramping up, and he looked pretty damned fit. BTW--his baby mama is a SMOKIN' hot Mayan chick, I kid you not. Makes great guacamole, too.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Special ED says

    by bobbofatz

    More fast cars yeaaahhhh more escapes yeaahhhhh vin diesel yeaahhh

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Simple jack says

    by bobbofatz

    This is ggg ggg ggggona suck ass

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by LimpdickSherlock

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Fast Five

    by Magnus Greel

    sounds like a combo meal at Subway.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    RIDDICK is coming!

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Unlike most stars, Vin Diesel is on facebook all the time. He regularly posts pictures and talks about upcoming projects. he's been talking about this for months on facebook, along with an additional two Riddick films. The Riddick scripts were turned in some time ago and supposedly are in preproduction.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Fast & Furious: Fifth Gear

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Come on, that would be fuckin' cool!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I'm with you Adelai Niska

    by billybigbollocks

    that CGI shit WRECKED what could have been such an enjoyable film, it started out great with that live action truck steeling shit, but wow did they blow it by the end, shame. But I do LOVE Vin ! Come on fella!!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    My only hope is that the fans of this franchise

    by MacReady452

    emulate their heroes but die in fiery car accidents instead of actually pulling off some, "180 degree reverse drift while jacking off", maneuver.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by KHjLL

    ...I sent this to AINTITCOOL on 04-06-09...I still have the E-MAIL...I need someone to get a hold of Cohen, Justin Lin, The produces, chris morgan, or Neal H. Moritz or Universal pictures. I wrote this all this afternoon under the review of Fast and Furious on the Entertainment Weekly web site. Think this is how they should approach the sequel and tentpole for 2010. I'm a car guy. My only friend to survive high school Had a Grand National with a 3.5 turbo same as in the movie so I was hooked the moment I saw a high school memory. You could be driving 60-70 on the interstate put the pedal to the floor and still sequel the tires. This film was better then all three sequels. I loved it and my heart was pounding. None stop fun from start to finish. 1 thing Justin Lin and Chris Morgan should incorporate more muscle and diversity in cars. This film started to but I want more. Where the El Camino,a souped up model T, the chopped tops, Diamonds in the back, I want more old school cars, get all the custom shops in the states to enter their cars in the sequels. I hope they are starting another film. Tokyo Drift was as much fun for me as the first. You can do almost any story line in any state or city. Maybe the sequel should be their chase across the country and the western hemisphere. A Smokey and the Bandit type of film. But more seriiousssssssssssss Have the cop agent ben stasiak i think that got his nose broke in this film be a corrupt cop chasing them across country. Make him John Ortizs partner. That's why he botched the arrest. A FBI Heroin dealer. Makes the importing easier and have that be the reason for the villains identity being so incognito. Corruption all the way to the Judge hence the ending. Another sequel Idea I've had would take place in Texas. Ray Martinez a guy I work with is from Crystal City. He showed me some bad ass pics from a car show in the streets the have every year there or in Dallas. You would just have to make sure everything is big. You could have a slave trade, or the typical drug cartel. Or you could do as the first and third did and start a whole new street car gang and characters in Fast and the Furious 6. ! thing though about the film when Vin punched Walker his face should have looked like a steak after words. I've been sucker punched like that by some one as big. I couldn't see out of my eye for a week. I choked him out after words but not even a scratch on walker. I buy Adidas Goodyear shoes so I leave tire mark prints in the garage floors that i finish when I pour concrete in Fargo. Looks real cool. Fast and the furious 5- Have the film be one long car chase like the original Gone in 60 seconds. Have more cameras in the cars that crash so the audience feels like they are crashing with them . In away like Death proof. I want to see the dam,age from the inside. I'll flip a car. Fast and the Furious 5- Have the crew at the end of 4 and dominic drive from L.A. to Washington d.c. to get to FBI headquarters to uncover the corruption in L.A. and D.C. even the senate. Huge internal drug operation inside the government. Hence the underground tunnels. O'connor and Dom can stop in between car chases at all the characters from the films hideouts as the tour threw the country. Luda, Bow wow, Tyrese, Blacks, Eva, leaving a trail of crashes. Have them stop in Texas to introduce the next films characters. Can't get through because they are #1 on the wanted list because of the events in the end of 4. and they don't know who to trust. It would be a great way to tour the country. A Easy Rider shoot. You just need to find as many bridges as possible. You can use the grand canyon as a back drop.Hoover. Every major city and their skylines on the way could be a back drop.The arch in St.Louis. Every city has there lit bridges and skyscrapers Shoot most of the film at night so you get to capture the lights on all the buildings, Memphis if I remember looks cool at night. Atlanta, Call the film the Furious. Dom pissed and furious because he got @#$*again. gotta wreck a car like in Freejack. You could have all the drug dealers on their trail to. like No Country For old men. What happened at the end was set so dom was murdered when he got to his destination. Have a Drug lord hit set out for them. 10,000,000 and head. The hit man know where there going because they run a lot of the races and know everybody. Threw the drug cartels and chop shops. Its a great way to blow up some of the hide out they stop at forcing Black and gibson etc. to tag along to D.C. Have the country rooting for them as its a country phenomenon on tv people can't get enough crashes like Nascar. It reason to watch they can't wait for the next crash on t.v. The guy that gave me half of my tats on my back K hjll down my spine and harpers feet was named Lil' Rico. That would be a good name for one of the characters you could introduce in the film in Texas. Every body call me smokey at work that would be another good name for a character. I know Friday hence the name. But fast is smoken. I went out and bought the Soundtrack off I tunes best buy didn't have it. Perfect beats. All though I liked all the soundtracks of all the films. Harper is jumping and bounce in her jumper right now to Bang. Shes only shes only 6 months so she does no the words which is good if you heard the song. She love the beats to . Come on bounce. You could also introduce a Native American street car gang. Have it be one of the stops maybe by Las Vegas. Because the Feds have less if no Jurisdiction on the reservations. Is there anyway Lisa or Entertainment weekly can. Have justin lin, Universal, Chris Morgan,Neal H. Moritz production or the producers of the film to look at my outline for the next two sequels. They could have the next film be a tent pole for 2010. I know its the perfect Idea. Please can anybody help. I have a cousin named Looney who's in prison. Looney would be a good name for a character. You could have the characters switching cars or customizing their cars for the terrain they are going to be racing across. Have them stop at Lucas blacks and Bow wow hideout to get drift modes or cars for the Rocky mountains or the hills in Tennesse or Kentucky. With all the sharp turns high wire driving. No spam just my e-mail.....,,20269298,00.html?page=4#comments I also posted it HERE...

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I Have A Great Pitch For Them

    by Media Messiah

    I hope somebody at the studio will be crazy enough, and adventuresome to allow me to pitch it. I loved "Tokyo Drift" and thought that the original film was cool, however, I refuse to watch the second film, as the scenes I have seen...just don't play well, and I thought the 4th film was fun, but somtimes confusing--though I loved the ending. I am a follower of Justin Lin, and think he is the next big thing as a director, or can be.<BR><BR>The problem with the F&F franchise is that it is not growing in scale, at this point--and is not showing signs of something worthy of a blockbuster film franchise...should be here, within the story arc, and character arc--though, I have a way to do it, without raising the budget one bit. What is this secret? It is a story device that I have had for years now, and have been wanting to see it on the big screen. This story device, or Mcguffin, really is a great high concept, and will instantly give these characters a reason to exist, beyond just stealing cars and staying above the law, which is fun, but a concept that is running out of steam. I have something that will give them, the characters, reason to use their skills, with great purpose, something that will have the press and the audience talking, and get them re-invested in the story, a story with much higher stakes!!!

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    This has now earned the right...

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants be referred to as "The Fast and the Furious Saga." I think a prequel is coming, too, because the complex nature of these characters needs more explaining.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by SimonDunkle

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Oh great

    by Anime_is_Dumb

    Not this movie franchise again. <p> Does anyone really care?

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    I blame Stallone

    by HongKongCavalier

    Isn't he The Grand Poobah of Sequels with Rocky & Rambo? Lucas is right there, but at least he has the "it was MEANT to be 9 chapters" excuse. Speaking of The Egotistical Descendant of Frodo, maybe he should hook up with Jackson & Cameron for the next 3 installments? Just sayin' ...

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Fast & Furious : Unstoppable

    by otm shank

    They all drive Toyotas.

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    what no Lucas Black? COME ON!!!

    by Maniaq

    Walker's character is kinda interesting but Black was WAY more interesting in Tokyo Drift than Diesel's efforts throughout the entire franchise - COMBINED! <p> ok maybe you need the name to put some butts on theatre seats, but surely there's still ROOM for Black in there somewhere? <p> jus keep Tyrese Gibson the fuck away from it

  • Feb. 4, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Vin lost me...

    by The Eskimo

    ...when he turned down the Terminator reprisal, and we got a shitty CGI Arnold cameo instead.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    My reaction to the first film:

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    "I liked it better when it was called Point Break"</p><p>e then each installment has gotten better and better as far as I'm concerned. The ending of the last movie was cool as fuck!</p><p>I can't wait to see where this series goes.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 4:09 a.m. CST

    I Love Lucas Black's Work

    by Media Messiah

    He is a wonderful actor!!! He should be in the sequels.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    B4 F45T & FUR10U5 starring Zack Efron.

    by Damien Chowder

    It turns out everybody had met each other about 10 years before... And in the process made R2D2 as well!

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    5A5T AND 5URIOU5 5

    by turketron_2


  • Feb. 5, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST


    by MCVamp

    I think this is the way to take the series. Every surviving character in the F&F series in a screwball comedy about a cross-country road race. Also starring Emile Hirsch, Derek Luke, Gary Cole, Kenny Rogers, Burt Reynolds, Terry Bradshaw, and Jackie Chan. Special Appearances by Jason Statham and Kurt Russell.

  • Feb. 5, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    is vin like ross kemp in extras?

    by therootstheroots

    he sounds like it. he must think his movies are bergman-esque.

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    F5ST & F5RIOUS? 5555 & 5555555?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 6, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

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    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Feb. 12, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The Fast & The Furious V: The Final Frontier

    by thommcg

    The Fast & The Furious V: The Final Frontier (Sorry, not sure if my post will be clipped or not ;O)