Fast & Furious 7 To Start Shooting This Summer?

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-04-01 16:33:32discussion comments
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The Fast & Furious franchise won't be coming to an end any time in the near future. The most recent installment, 2011's Fast Five, absolutely destroyed at the box office to become the biggest movie in the franchise and the first to make more than $209 million domestically. We're already waiting on number six, which is set to hit theaters this May, but even before that happens star Vin Diesel is looking towards the future.

SlashFilm caught a posting on Vin Diesel's Facebook page - a regular source for updates about the star's projects - in which the actor suggested that there are already plans to start making Fast and Furious 7 this summer. You can read the full message below:
There was an early screening in LA this week of Fast 6. The crowd reaction was surreal… and their demand for the continuation was powerful… It’s remarkable to think I first embodied this character in 1999… and the evolution continues. P.s. Filming begins this summer in LA, where it all started… talk about a studio in sync with the audience…

The post, it seems, has been taken down, which only adds to its authenticity, but there are some key details about the project still missing. Will Justin Lin, who has helmed every sequel since and including Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift, return to the director's chair? Will Chris Morgan, who scripted all of Lin's sequels, also be writing part seven? Who in the cast is being set up to return? Will the movie be ready for summer 2014?

Even when Fast & Furious 6 was just getting started there was talk that sequels might film back-to-back, and this could give those stories some credence. At this stage we'll just have to wait and see.
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