Fast and Furious 5 confirmed; saddled with silly name

source: variety.com

See, I knew Vin Diesel would never lie to us. Back in January, Vinny announced via his unintentionally hilarious Facebook page that Universal were developing two more films in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Variety confirmed today that the fifth film of the series had been greenlit. And keeping with the series’ tradition, it has a ridiculous name:

Fast Five.

Stars Paul Walker and Diesel will return, as will director Justin Lin, who helmed the last two installments of the saga.

The film will begin shooting later this year for a 2011 release.

As discussed previously, the F&F films are the closest thing Universal have to a regular cash cow. Fast and Furious, the fourth film of the series, was the studio’s biggest grosser in 2009, taking in $US350 million worldwide.

Discuss: The Fast and the Furious. 2 Fast 2 Furious. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Fast and Furious. Fast Five. OK, so what are they calling #6?

One Response to “Fast and Furious 5 confirmed; saddled with silly name”

  1. Why is this happening? What have we done to deserve more Vin Diesel? Spare us.

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