Two More Fast And Furious Movies Coming
It looks like we’re in for at least two more Fast & Furious movies. Vin Diesel is one of the few celebrities who has opted for Facebook updating instead of Twitter whoring, and over the weekend on his fan page he posted the following: “If 2009's 'Fast and Furious' was chapter one, what writer Chris Morgan just delivered is Chapter 2 and chapter 3.”
Morgan is the writer of the last two franchise installments The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious. So if you’re a fan hoping the franchise will finally wake up and return to its roots, you’re probably out of luck. What you’ll get instead is a story so big it needs two movies to tell it. Says Diesel, “I have never been submitted a two story saga from a studio before... it is very exciting, and shows a commitment level that is hard not to respond to.” But mostly he’s excited about going to the beach… or something. “Excited about the sexy locations the filming of this saga would take us... this novel like story, that has twists and unexpected turns that is authentic, truthful and challenging to the characters.”
Here’s a depressing thought: In less than the time it’s taken to write half of an Arrested Development script, they’ve already cranked out two new Fast & Furious movies and, apparently, gotten them greenlit since Diesel makes it a point to say they’re coming from the studio. Writing these things can’t possibly be hard. Car, babe, car, ridiculous plot exposition, car, babe, car. Done. Meanwhile the Arrested Development guys must sort out the intricacies of running a frozen banana stand. I get it. That takes time. Yet when it comes to these Fast & Furious movies, it’s as easy as pumping gas. It doesn’t matter what they write, you’ll see it. Here it comes.
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