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The Fast and the Furious 5, entitled Fast Five, gets Greenlight

The Fast and the Furious 5: Fast Five is a go. With the success and quality of Fast and Furious, was their really a doubt that this would happen. Universal Pictures wants lightning to strike again (natch) and there is still money to be made. The Hemi horse still has life in it and is nagging for firm beating again. Maybe this time, they will kill the mare. If I were in charge of the series, I would have ended it with the last film, on a high note like Seinfeld. From Variety:

[Universal Pictures] has closed deals with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, director Justin Lin and producer Neal Moritz to return to the franchise, which has become one of the studio’s most lucrative…last year’s fourth installment…was the highest-grossing “Fast and Furious” film and Universal’s top grosser of 2009. Its box office haul was more than $350 million worldwide. Chris Morgan is writing “Fast Five,” marking the third time he and Lin have teamed for a “Fast and Furious” film. The story finds protags Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) as fugitives being pursued by relentless lawmen. Lensing will begin later this year for a 2011 release.

At least they have the same team that made Fast and Furious as good of a film as it was going into the fifth film.

What do you think of the prospect of another Fast and Furious film?


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  • Timo

    2 new F&F's?
    The previous films where's just beyond awsome!
    although, everyone has their own likes and dislikes..

    I do hope Vin and Paul are willing to make the 6th after the 5th F&F,
    and ofcourse the rest of the crew,
    just to complete or in this case, end the story-line from 4 to 6 in a great way.
    IF they're willing…

    I just hope so.
    Not as a stupid fan, but as a car-tuner-lover or F&F lover..
    just make them good!

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