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Family: Fast/Furious, 2001-2017

How can we not talk about family When family's all that we got?—Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth), See You AgainWhat a long, strange ride it's been… and still some way to go. As I write, the eighth film in the Fast/Furious series (Ff) is still playing in thousands of cinemas worldwide. I won't concern myself here with the box-office performance of The Fate of the Furious—nor will I attempt synopsis of this or the previous installments—except to note that enough money was taken on opening-day alone to confirm we can expect the ninth and tenth in this prodigiously lucrative Universal franchise to hit our screens late spring or early summer, in 2019 and 2021.Ideally the 10th—and, presuming Vin Diesel's September 2015 comment about "one last trilogy" is honored, final—picture should arrive exactly 20 years after Rob Cohen’s The Fast and the Furious bowed on 22nd June,
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'Fast and Furious' Roundup: The Past and the Future

With the imminent release of The Fate of the Furious, the cast and crew are busy talking about the new movie as well as past installments of the increasingly popular series. Here are the latest news bites. What happened to Leon? Leon (Johnny Strong, above, in the rear) was one of five members of the original core team. Only two of them appear in the newest movie: Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez). Jesse (Chad Lindberg) was killed in the first movie, while Vince (Matt Schulze) died during Fast Five. But the fate of Leon remains up in the air. In The Fast and the Furious, Leon was last seen driving away with Dom, Letty and Mia (Jordana Brewster). What happened to him after that? Strong has his theory, as shared with EW: "I think it’s...

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Caught In A Bad Bromance – Hollywood’s Best Tough Guy Crews

Guns, muscles and brotherhood – these are three elements that define every man-centric action film. Be it through elaborate stunts, outlandish weapon tricks or a good old fight sequence, these adrenaline-driven flicks never fail to deliver a hefty dose of excitement and testosterone, blended together to create an electrifying experience. While there is usually one leading guy whose character does all of the above, it is not uncommon to have a movie revolve around a whole crew fighting together for a common cause. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest return to the action scene, the David Ayer-directer Sabotage, does just that. Ditching his traditional lone wolf persona, Schwarzenegger is joined by action favourites Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello and Josh Holloway, forming a dream team of Hollywood tough guys. A thrilling game of cat and mouse between a group of DEA agents gone rogue and a mysterious assassin on their heels, Sabotage is coming to Blu-ray,
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Universal Puts Out Official Tribute to Fast and Furious Star

Paul Walker tribute: Universal and the ‘Fast and Furious’ cast and crew pay homage to the recently deceased actor (photo: Paul Walker in ‘Fast & Furious 6′) The Tribute to Paul Walker put out by Universal Pictures’ "Fast & Furious" YouTube account, will likely please fans of the movie franchise — clearly the video’s target audience. Walker died at the age of 40 on November 30, 2013, in a car crash in the town of Santa Clarita, located in the northern outskirts of Los Angeles County. Walker’s friend and business partner, 38-year-old former Porsche racing-car driver Roger Rodas, who was at the wheel, was also killed in the accident. Check out the Paul Walker Tribute below. Now, of course, the Paul Walker Tribute also happens to be a The Fast and the Furious tribute, as no other Paul Walker movie is shown in the two-minute clip. Walker, playing former cop Brian O’Conner, was
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Fast and Furious star dead at 40 Following Fiery Car Accident

Paul Walker dead at 40: ‘Fast and Furious’ actor dies in fiery car crash Paul Walker, best known for his role as the former cop Brian O’Conner in the Fast and Furious movie franchise, died today, November 30, 2013, in a fiery car crash in Valencia, a community in the city of Santa Clarita, located in the northern outskirts of Los Angeles County. Early reports indicated that two (unidentified) people had died after a red Porsche crashed into both a tree and a light pole, bursting into flames, in Rye Canyon Business Park. According to police, speed was a likely factor in the crash. Paul Walker was 40. (Photo: Paul Walker.) Walker was a passenger in the car of Roger Rodas, CEO of Always Evolving Performance Motors, described as "a performance shop for high end vehicles," and one of two Valencia-based companies owned by Walker. (As per Santa Clarita’s Khts, the
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Cast Set For "Fast & Furious" Spoof "Superfast"

Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, the filmmakers behind the much maligned film spoofs like "Date Movie," "Disaster Movie" and "Epic Movie," are at it again.

After taking on "300" in "Meet the Spartans" and the "Twilight" franchise in "Vampires Suck," they're now turning their attention towards the "Fast and Furious" franchise with "Superfast".

Actor Alex Ashbaugh ("The Canyons") and stunt performer Dale Pavinski are in final negotiations to star as the Paul Walker and Vin Diesel characters respectively.

Lili Mirojnick ("Cloverfield") and Andrea Navedo ("How to Make it in America") have scored the Jordana Brewster and Michele Rodriguez roles, while Daniel Booko will play the Vince-style role Matt Schulze played in the first and fifth 'Furious'.

Peter Safran will produce and filming begins in October in Los Angeles.

Seltzer and Friedberg's most recent spoof, "The Hunger Games" take-off "The Starving Games," hits in November.

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Fast & Furious Spoof Superfast Adds Alex Ashbaugh and Dale Pavinski

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Up and coming actors Alex Ashbaugh and Dale Pavinski are in talks to star in the Fast & Furious parody Superfast, from directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg (Vampires Suck, Disaster Movie).

Alex Ashbaugh is set to play the Paul Walker role in this spoof, with Dale Pavinski portraying Vin Diesel's character. Lili Mirojnick and Andrea Navedo have also been set to play Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez's characters, with Daniel Booko taking on Matt Schulze's role.

Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg are directing from their own screenplay, with Peter Safran producing. Production is scheduled to begin next month in Los Angeles.

Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg are prepping The Starving Games, a parody of The Hunger Games franchise, for release on November 8.

Superfast is in development and stars Alex Ashbaugh, Dale Pavinski, Lili Mirojnick, Andrea Navedo, Daniel Booko. The film is directed by Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg.
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'Fast & Furious' is the Nexus of Action Franchises -- Infographic

'Fast & Furious' is the Nexus of Action Franchises -- Infographic
Vin Diesel has been teasing a role in an upcoming Marvel movie for a long time now. Just today, he all-but-confirmed to EW the rumors that he was voicing a character in one of the superhero-studio’s movies — probably Guardians of the Galaxy, probably Groot. This may be surprising, but it’s actually simply the next phase in an ongoing evolutionary process that dates back to the dawn of the new century. You see, way back in 2000 2001, Vin Diesel headlined The Fast and the Furious, a movie about fast cars and the furious people who drive fastly. Diesel left; in respone,
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Exclusive Interview With Actor Max Beasely

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By Arlene R. Weiss

British actor, musician, Maxton Gig “Max” Beesley, Jr’s destiny as an actor was firmly set when his mom was inspired by American, Academy Award® winning actor Gig Young, in choosing her son’s middle name. Beesley, born and raised in his beloved Manchester, England, was raised in a family steeped in the arts. His father, Max Beesley, Sr. is a venerable jazz drummer and impressionist, and his mother Chris Marlowe was a jazz singer. His step-brother Jason Milligan is also an actor and Jason’s wife Angela Griffin is an actress.

At first, American audiences may not easily recognize Max Beesley’s name, but in fact, many are far more familiar with his esteemed CV of work, which includes numerous acclaimed acting roles in many stellar films, TV series, and also a supreme music career, than they realize.

Beesley has garnered considerable praise and is
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Rear View Mirror: A Journey Through The Fast and the Furious Series So Far…

Truth be told, up until very recently, not only had I not seen a single The Fast and the Furious movie, I wasn’t really in any great rush to do so either. I’d heard from various sources that the first outing was an over the top piece of guilty fun, but after that they all kind of tailed off. That all changed however when Fast Five came out in 2011 to extremely warm critical reviews.

Bringing some familiar faces from the rest of the series back into the fold and adding the man-mountain that is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was a clear statement of intent that this instalment was not doing anything by halves. Here was a movie that took being massively Ott to new heights and gleefully reveled in its ridiculous nature. Reviews suggested Diesel and Johnson came together like a beefed up version of De Niro and
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Fast & Furious: looking back at the whole saga

Feature Ryan Lambie 2 May 2013 - 06:57

With Fast & Furious 6 on the horizon, we revisit the entire series from beginning to end, and dig out our favourite moments...

It's strange to think that it's well over a decade since the Fast franchise began. But like a juggernaut rolling down a hill, this ageing series shows no sign of slowing down; in fact, this year's Fast & Furious 6 will be joined by yet another sequel, Fast Seven, due out in cinemas next year.

But given that the Fast movies now have such a long history, with various stars fading in and out of them as the past decade has rolled on, perhaps it's a good time to look back at how the series has evolved, and work out how its events will lead up to Fast & Furious 6...

The Fast And The Furious (2001)

The first Fast movie is something of a Frankenstein’s monster of a movie.
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Vin Diesel staying Fast and Furious with seventh film

Hollywood loves a franchise and this year we've seen studios stretching sagas - and doubling the box office - by separating films into two parts, as happened with the conclusions of Twilight and Harry Potter and as will also be the case with The Hobbit.

Although a fairly unlikely contender for big-screen longevity - because of its seemingly simple road-racing concept and lack of a cherished literary source - The Fast And The Furious series is now extending itself even further.

We knew a sixth film was scheduled to arrive on May 27, 2013, and Vin Diesel says the story has become so big that they have decided to split it into a sixth and seventh instalment.

The 44-year-old actor, who stars as Dominic Toretto in the franchise about men with a passion for super-cars, told The Hollywood Reporter: "With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters,
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Vin Diesel Ready for 'Fast & Furious' Six… and Seven

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In the true spirit of the franchise, star Vin Diesel has confirmed that a seventh "Fast & Furious" is already in the works—even though shooting the sixth hasn't started yet. (According to the action hero, the story is just "too massive" to be corralled into a single movie.)

Diesel explains that the scripts are being written simultaneously (which is a pretty tall order if you ask us, but we digress). No word yet on whether they will shoot the installments back-to-back or if the cast and crew will get a little break in between. But, let's be honest, this franchise isn't really about taking things slow.

Why the rush? It's really a matter of housekeeping. "With the success of the last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six,
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Vin Diesel Confirms Fast & Furious 7

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Vin Diesel, star of the decade-long Fast & Furious franchise, has confirmed that in addition to the recently confirmed sixth movie, there will also be a Fast & Furious 7.

Speaking to THR, Diesel confessed that the scale of the story in the next instalment requires a seventh film, the script for which is being written alongside the sixth’s.

“With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space,” he admitted.

The previous film which saw the return of Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot and the welcome addition of Dwayne Johnson, proved the most successful film in franchise history.

“We have to pay off this story, we have to
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Director Justin Lin May Film Fast And The Furious 6 & 7 Back-to-Back

Universal Pictures is quickly planning to continue their successful action franchise after this summer's Fast Five exceeded financial and critical expectations. Word is circulating that the studio wants director Justin Lin to shoot both sixth -- which is scheduled for theatrical release on May 24, 2013, and seventh installments back-to-back. Lin, who recently left the helm of the next Terminator film to focus on 'Fast Six' (as the film has jokingly been called). Action star Jason Statham has also been rumored to play a part in the upcoming project. The latest installment of the franchise, Fast Five, starred Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Joaquim De Almeida and...
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Blu-Ray Review: Blockbuster ‘Fast Five’ is Addictive Escapist Ride

Chicago – “Fast Five,” recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, is one of the most interesting pop culture phenomena of 2011. All of us who complain that sequels are never good and that films usually get worse as a franchise gets older had to admit that this was the exception to the rule. Not only the most critically-acclaimed film in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, it also became the highest-grossing in the series, making an Amazing $620 million worldwide and currently ranking fifth on the year in domestic gross. This was a monster hit in every way and I’m pretty sure fans of it will want to include it in their Blu-ray collection in that action movies are often the most-rented and most-purchased on the home market. People love to watch their favorite action flicks over and over again and “Fast Five” is many buyer’s favorite of 2011 to date.

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Win DVD Copy Of Fast Five – Extended Edition!

Spectacular street chases and pulse-pounding physical action are set against the mesmerizing beauty of Rio de Janeiro’s exotic thoroughfares in Fast Five, the most successful installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the phenomenally successful franchise built on speed plus action superstar Dwayne Johnson (Faster) in the all-new action caper Fast Five available today (October 4, 2011) on Blu-ray and DVD Combo Packs, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand.

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Av Room: Fast Five Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Fast Five Blu-Ray Combo Pack Universal Home Entertainment 2011/130 & 132 mins/Rated & Unrated List Price: $34.99 – Available October 4, 2011 A lot can change in a decade. Is the Fast and the Furious series really that old? I remember on April 28, 2001, exactly ten years ago, I got the chance to see the first installment in what has become a money making franchise. This was actually the original date the film was to be released, but Universal Pictures felt they had a summer hit on their hands and pushed it back to Friday June 22. Yet I got the chance to see the pic two months early through one of those market research groups. I'll admit it, I found the film rather underwhelming. After seeing trailers for the feature through much of the Winter, I thought Rob Cohen had made a nice little crime thriller. Twenty minutes into the film, the thing took a 180 for me when
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Exclusive: Tyrese Gibson Talks Fast Five

Exclusive: Tyrese Gibson Talks Fast Five
Actor Tyrese Gibson talks Fast Five, shooting this and Transformers: Dark of the Moon at the same time, future projects, his new book and TV show, and much more

When actor Tyrese Gibson signed on to portray Roman Pierce in 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, it was only his second movie role after Baby Boy in 2001. Now the actor can't stop working with blockbuster movie roles, a best-selling book ("How To Get Out of Your Own Way"), and a new music album due out next month. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the talented actor (and unabashed fan of MovieWeb) to discuss Fast Five, which hits the shelves on Blu-ray and DVD October 4. Here's what he had to say below.

After your involvement in the second movie, were you ever approached to appear in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift or Fast & Furious? Can you talk about how you
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Chicago – In our latest action/crime edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: DVD, we have 10 DVDs up for grabs for the home entertainment release of “Fast Five” starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson!

Universal Home Entertainment will release “Fast Five” (the most recent installment of the successful “Fast & Furious” franchise) on DVD on Oct. 4, 2011. “Fast Five” also stars Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Joaquim de Almeida, Elsa Pataky, Michael Irby and Fernando Chien from director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan.

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Universal Home Entertainment will release “Fast Five” on DVD on Oct. 4, 2011.

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