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Universal Wants Fast & Furious 6 AND 7
Back to back shooting planned?

23 October 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: LA Times

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Universal Wants Fast & Furious 6 AND 7

With Fast Five (AKA Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist) having muscled its way to worldwide financial success, you can’t blame Universal for shoving the pedal to the metal on the next instalment just as soon as physically possible. With director Justin Lin eschewing most other possible projects to start preparing to work on the film, it seems increasingly as though the studio is looking to capitalise on his loyalty and availability, plus locking down the cast’s services by cranking out the sixth and seventh franchise entries back to back.

According to the LA Times, while nothing is set yet, the studio has writer Chris Morgan coming up with ideas for a story that would connect across two movies, with Lin taking the Back To The Future/Lord Of The Rings/Matrix sequels model and film them simultaneously.

Though the currently untitled sixth outing is even now pencilled in for a May 2013 release, that date could always be changed if more time is needed for the extended shoot.

Back-to-back sequel shooting appears to be back in fashion at the moment: Peter Jackson’s at work on two Hobbit films, Cameron's planning double Avatar duty and just last week it emerged that Paramount was pondering the idea of making two new Transformers outings at once.

Naturally, there’s a risk with going for the double-shot approach: no one can predict if Fast & Furious 6 will be successful, and a flop could derail demand for the follow-up. But aside from a slight slow-down on the third entry, the Vin Diesel/Paul Walker franchise has proved to be consistently reliable, so who knows? We could end up seeing two Fast films speeding into cinemas within months of each other, like a sweaty, chrome-plated Harry Potter


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The Slow And The Serious
Christ, how many times can you see the same movie over and over again? It's becoming a pension plan for Vin Diesel and Paul Walker at this stage. What next? Carry On Being Fast And Furious with a CGI Kenneth Williams in it? Shit, just gave them another idea! More

Posted by BenTramer at 15:34 on 24 October 2011 | Report This Post

Bring it on!
Including German autobahn this time, plz! :-) More

Posted by kielerkai at 07:53 on 24 October 2011 | Report This Post

6 & 7?
With The fast and furious franchise's reputation for bad titles what are the rest gonna be called? "Slow Six" "Speedy Seven" "Electric Eight" "Nitrous Nine" "Tesosterone Ten" I could go on..... More

Posted by S1lent B0b at 23:00 on 23 October 2011 | Report This Post

Oh good lord 6 & 7, really? Welcome to the new Police Academy. More

Posted by dee123 at 22:36 on 23 October 2011 | Report This Post

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Well Justin Lin said that he wants to finish the franchise the proper way so think thats why they r are shooting six and seven back to back, hopefully when those movies do really really well at the box office it would lead up to the Luke Hobbs spin off film More

Posted by azzman1984 at 21:31 on 23 October 2011 | Report This Post

Fast Five was pretty awesome, but how far can they really go with this? If 6 & 7 make big profits, will they do 8 & 9? There must be only so many storylines left in this franchise. More

Posted by Whistler at 21:25 on 23 October 2011 | Report This Post

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