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Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise are about to get even more high-speed action than they thought as the franchise is about to jump off the movie screen and into arenas all over the world. While plans for the live show were announced several months ago, we're now getting more details on the show directly from Vin Diesel himself, as it turns out the man who plays Dominic Toretto will actually be part of the show in a major way, he's filming new material that will be included in the touring production. As Diesel announced on social media...

As you know, my work with Fast and Furious never ends, which I'm grateful for because of you all. I am in New York, believe it or not, and we are filming something that is going to be pretty state of the art, something no one's ever seen before, which is a live show.

When we first heard about a Fast and Furious live show we were as intrigued as everybody else. It sounds, essentially, like it will be a traveling stunt show where cars and drivers pull off some of the great moments from the film franchise. We assumed there would be a stunt driver in the role of Dominic Toretto, but it sounds like the guy in the arena won't be the only Dom in the show. Vin Diesel is actually involved in filming some new material that will be used in the show. Diesel took to Facebook to announce what he was doing and did a brief live video during a break from the shooting. Diesel was dressed in the classic work shirt with the Toretto name on the front.

Vin Diesel doesn't go into details about exactly what he's filming, so this could be some new action sequences to be played during the show or it could just be an on screen welcome message for the crowd to play at the beginning. Still, the fact that Vin Diesel is involved in the show at all does add some credibility to the idea. It's not just the Fast and Furious name plastered over a traveling stunt show. The main name behind the franchise is involved enough to add something to the proceedings. That should go a long way to drawing in the fans.

If Vin Diesel is involved there's a possibility that other folks, like Dwayne Johnson or Michelle Rodriguez, could be as well. We'll have to wait and see. Diesel says the Fast and Furious live show will open at the O2 arena in London. The first shows will reportedly hit in January of 2018.

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