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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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.
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
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
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.
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,
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,
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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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.
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