The Fast and The Furious sequels Fast Six and Fast Seven will not be shooting back-to-back. The new The Fast and The Furious star Dwayne Johnson, who made his debut in Fast Five, recently spoke of the updated film scheduling. Speaking to MTV about the much rumored back-to-back shoot and Universal Pictures production, Dwayne Johnson:
confirmed they were going to make two more [The Fast and The Furious films], but logistically, they couldn’t work it out. “I don’t think we’re going to shoot them back-to-back,” he said. “We were going to try that because it wouldn’t make sense to have the same crew and have everybody there in one place, but I think we’re dealing with some weather issues, so from what I know we’re going to shoot ‘Fast 6’ first and then worry about ‘Fast 7’ a little later.”
I thought Fast and Furious (reviewed here: Fast and Furious (2009) Film Review) was far better and tighter than Fast Five, especially with Fast Five‘s happy-go-lucky ending. In addition, The Rock’s character commits armed robbery and breaks into a police station (on camera and without a mask), shoots someone who was unarmed and posed no immediate threat with his own weapon (brillant and very law enforcement-like), then keeps his FBI job at the end of the film. Yeah, that all makes sense. Its rare that you see a character’s story arc try so hard and succeed to be silly.
On the setting of Fast Six and the evolution of the series:
Johnson confirms rumors of a European-based storyline, saying that filming is slated to take place in the U.K. and Germany, and that cameras will roll in May. But beyond that, he stayed mum on details. Last year, Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson said that “Fast Five” was a “transitional movie” with plans to move away from the car-centered roots of the series’ origins and into heist/adventure territory.
Fast Six, its tentative title, is slated for release in US theaters on May 24, 2013. My question, when does “The Drift King” come into play from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (reviewed here: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Film Review) again in the franchise?