Vin Diesel Confirms Fast & Furious 7

The story's just TOO BIG for part 6.

Vin Diesel Confirms Fast & Furious 7

by Owen Williams |
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While chewing the fat and shooting the breeze during a photo-session for The Hollywood Reporter, Vin Diesel appears to have confirmed that a seventh Fast & Furious is already in the works{ =nofollow}. Shooting on the sixth hasn't even started yet, but the story that's being mapped out is apparently too massive to be contained in a single movie.

The two films are being written simultaneously, according to Vin, although there's no indication of whether they'll be shooting back-to-back. “With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space,” Vin explains.

“We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages. The studio said, ‘You can’t fit all that story in one damn movie!’"

Without wishing to drop a spoiler on those who haven't yet caught the gloriously ludicrous Fast Five, it already seems that the next instalment will see the return of Michelle Rodriguez and Eva Mendes. So that, along with the presumable return of Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot and, we certainly hope, Elsa Pataky and Dwayne Johnson, certainly indicates a lot of story to spread around. And then somewhere in there, there's the need to wreck some automobiles.

It's not all about the cars though, Paul Walker believes; it's really about the fighting themes of brotherhood and family. "If the action was all it was, it would have fallen off a long time ago," Walker says. Let us know if you agree with that in the comments below. And tell us how long you can see the series continuing while you're there.

Filming on Fast & Furious 6 gets going next year (after Diesel gets finished with Riddick 3), with Justin Lin at the helm, as he has been since Tokyo Drift. The release date is already set for May 27, 2013.

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