Fast and Furious 5 Greenlit & Titled

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:40 pm,

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Vin Diesel confirmed on his Facebook page that not one but TWO more The Fast and The Furious movies would get made. And although we’re not sure if that’s true for a sixth movie, today we’ve got confirmation that there will be a fifth film that reunites at least two of the cast members from the last installment, Fast & Furious.

Variety reports the news that another Fast and The Furious film has been greenlit by Universal and is currently entitled Fast Five. That’s right, they came up with an even dumber name than 2 Fast 2 Furious

Of course they may change it but if they do go with it – wow…

The studio has fully closed deals with the franchise’s two major players, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. Director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan will be back to direct and write Fast Five, respectively, after working on the third and fourth movies together. Producer Neal Moritz will be back after producing the whole franchise so far.

There’s not much known about the plot at this time other than it will see Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker), “as fugitives being pursued by relentless lawmen.” Walker said back in April of last year that the fifth movie would see the characters head to Brazil but we’re not sure if that’s still the case or whether that was just some wishful thinking on his part.

It’s absolutely no surprise Universal wants to make another installment in this franchise. The return of the original cast made Fast & Furious the most successful installment of the franchise and Universal’s most successful film of 2009 (it made almost $350 million worldwide!). It’s no surprise either than Universal is getting this thing going pretty quickly, as shooting is set to begin this year for a release in 2011.

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"Want to do another one? - Hell yeah!"

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Fast and Furious franchise: I liked the first one (I find it insanely rewatchable for some reason) but I thought the second was a lot of rap and macho nonsense and the third was even worse. The fourth I did get some enjoyment out of, mainly because it saw the original cast members come back (“New Model. Original Parts” as the tagline cleverly stated), but it certainly wasn’t anything great. I’m not really interested in another installment just because I suspect it will be more of the same. If that’s enough for you then great, but for me it needs to be something truly amazing for it to just repeat itself.

Are you excited to see another Fast and Furious film? What do you think of the current title?

As stated, Fast Five is set to start shooting sometime this year for a release in 2011.

Source: Variety

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  1. What a waste of money.

    • i think i would cry out of happiness if they made another fast and furious movie, i loved every single f&f movie ever made.

  2. In a no-holds-barred “act out” between Keannu Reeves and Paul Walker who would fall asleep first from monotonus boredom?. If you were going to be smart and say “The Audience” you would be wrong. The correct answer is Keannu Reeves… the audience already killed themselves.

  3. Now now.. Paul Walker is MUCH worse than Keanu Reeves.

  4. I absolutely agree with you…. that's why Keannu would fall asleep first. Walker could make a rock snore.

  5. They should call that ''Fast and Furious: out of fuel''

  6. Tom,your mother is calling you go home.

  7. why not, just keep the story simple. stop making every racer be some kind of criminal,bring lots of street racing, and drifting, eye candy, why not 3D while you're at it. fast cars coming at you in 3D could look awsome. The original story was inspired by events taking place in N.Y, so why not film there next or Puerto Rico.

  8. me i like all the moives and can't wait to see the 5th one

  9. They need to bring Rob Cohen back as well as a different writer. Justin Lin sucks

    • Dear Justin & Chris

      Stop writing terrible and unbelievable storylines
      stop using crappy animation for car chase scenes
      return the franchise to what it was originally about

      the underground street racing scene (why FF tokyo drift was a better story than 2f2f)

      not criminals racing each other for dead chicks, running drugs, or a criminal mastermind (parts 2 and 4 = STUPID)

      make it about people who like to race for the thrill of it

      BRING BACK the 4 car street DRAG RACE and STOP USING MUSCLE CARS DAMMIT!

      FOR GOD’s sake learn some freaking cinematography, shaking the camera just makes our heads hurt

      for more references watch The Fast and The Furious and see how awesome it is compared to your last 4 suckfests

      • The ROB COHEN I wanted you to do ANOTHER MOVIE CAR STYLE Fast And The Furious ONE MOVIE SCENE IN RIO DE JANEIRO AND OTHER SCENES IN THE UNITED STATES IN CALIFORNIA BLZINHA An embrace YOUR BIG

      • what is so wrong with muscle cars there the best car class

  10. They need to bring Rob Cohen back as well as a different writer. Justin Lin sucks

  11. i would love love love to see a new one!!fast 5 is fine!!!i would love to see vin disel paul walker and jordana brewster in the 5th one jordana and paul make a perfect couple!!cant wait!!

  12. cant wait.I think that the 3rd on was the best but…ill see wat is fast five about

  13. I find it funny how people say they wont see the next 1 or its stupid or a waste of money to make another 1 BUT every time a new F&f comes out it breaks records,makes a ton of money or you can see it for the 1st week cause its sold out.. I cant wait I like all F&F movies but then again i like cars and women! lol I will agree on 1 thing though, the name is rediculous lol.

  14. u all suck i am very insane for the 5th movie and cant wait
    u all r gay and need to get girlfriends

  15. Just Kidding
    But u all have grat opinions on the Fast And Furious Franchise but to me i cant wait
    and the New title should be changed but i still cant wait
    the title should be The Fast the The furious

    • hell yeah..i love all the movies..and i didn’t stop watching #4 after like..8 times..do another one! thanks.

  16. Just like with akll the other movies the fanboys will love it, and the people who were tuning and racing before FF1 will judge it the way it needs to be judged, FF1 AND FF4 are and will always be the best and TBH without letty Im not sure FF5 will have what it needs to be succesful.

  17. I think they are pretty cool, vin desil makes movies recodnizable and the title is not great but the movie should still be entertaining

  18. I think they are pretty cool, vin desil makes movies recodnizable and the title is not great but the movie should still be entertaining

  19. hey douchebags there are people out there that like these movies and im a fan of okyo drift and the 4th just cuz they didnt have all the gay body kit b******* on cars, but just cuz u guys dont like it then it doesnt mean others dont

  20. Im not sure what to think of a new movie. I liked the first one and the last to but the were the same type of movie. I'd like to see something new in this movie. Some new cars and a new plot line

  21. There’s a rumor that the cars for the #5 movie are in Puerto Rico already :)

  22. The red neck guy and vin diesel and brain both met I bet u
    remember the ending to the 3rd one?
    vin diesl and the Shaun race eachother

  23. very very very good

  24. everybody should acknowledge that i should replace vin diesel as the main character cuz number 1 i drive better than him 2. i drive faster than him 3. i can tear roads apart with my insane drifting no effects required

  25. To all those who are b*#ch*ng about the movies…. Why the hell do you keep paying to watch them if they suck so much?! Which I don’t think they do. I love them! I understand the opinions and remarks blah blah blah, but damn, you people sound so stupid. You must express some type of interest if you keep watching the damn movies!! Either that or you’re jealous because you wish you could be in such a fictional driver’s seat… am I right? Or maybe you think you can build yourself up by tearing other people down (movie cast, film directors, ect…). The movies make money and everyone knows it, so shut the ph*ck up! Let the people who enjoy these movies ENJOY THEM! HATERS!!!! I LOVE F&F, always have, always will, despite idiots…

    • You ar so rite MiSsDasie we really not care if they like it or not we lovee F&F and it is sooooooo good <3 stupidd haterss and YESS fast five WAS filmed in brazil :)

  26. Ludacris just tweeted he is in puerto Rico shooting for the film

  27. yipieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee i loved fast n furious series i am glad to see 5n6 part of it

    • They should just make one where they are all old men years later and still racing…. call it ” The slow&the curious”

  28. IS THE BEST MOVIE

  29. Cant wait to see the movie.

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