Neal Moritz Talks Fast & Furious Sequels & Highlander Reboot

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:28 pm,

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Producer Neal Moritz is one busy man – he currently has no less than 52 different projects in development (according to IMDB).

Two of these films include the fifth and sixth Fast and the Furious installments ( the fifth is currently titled Fast Five),  as well as the reboot/ remake of 80s classic, Highlander. Moritz spoke with Collider recently and discussed both projects and their production status.

In regards to Fast & Furious 5 and 6, Moritz said that they would be shot closely together – but not back to back – and that the films would run into each other (no pun intended).

The producer added that Fast 5 would be shooting “in Brazil, Rio, Puerto Rico, a little bit in Los Angeles and some in Atlanta” during the summer.

Moritz went on to deliver a few nuggets of plot details:

“They’re on the run and then something happens and they have to…and there’s going to be a lot of people from the previous Fast and Furious in the movie.

We’re talking…we’re trying to finalize the script right now but the goal is to bring touchstone characters from each of the movies back.”

During the interview, Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub from Collider also brought up the now obligatory  3D. Moritz replied:

“Fast and Furious will be a very hard movie to shoot in 3D because of the way we do the car stuff and because the movie has such quick cuts. So we have had many discussions about it. I don’t think we’ll actually shoot in 3D but there’s a good chance the movie will be in 3D.”

I hope they don’t convert it into 3D during post production – not after the bad things I’ve heard about Clash of the Titans!

After grilling Moritz about the Fast and the Furious franchise, Frosty turned his attention to the new Highlander film that Moritz is shepherding through development.

Moritz confirmed that Justin Lin would still  helm the film, despite his Fast Five commitments (but that he might not direct Fast Six).

Moritz went on to say:

“We’re staying true to the mythologies as a whole of the Highlander series. Now there are certain things between all the different Highlanders that conflict with each other, but we’re trying to stay true to the core of what we believe Highlander is and it’s a movie that’s going to be made for the fans of Highlander but also for people who are new to the franchise.”

When quizzed if the film would be a reboot, Moritz became quite coy, saying:

“I wouldn’t necessarily call it…I guess it would be closer to a reboot than anything else but there’s a great history of Highlander that we’re staying with and it’s an origin story.”

I wonder if this means that the titular Highlander won’t be Connor MacLeod?

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If you’re reading this – and you are a big Highlander fan – then I know that you’re curious about the soundtrack by Queen featured in the original film. Moritz said:

“Maybe, maybe. We love the Queen music and we’ll see what happens.”

So, there are some cool bits of information on three of Moritz’s multitude of films in development. He seems to be playing his cards close to his chest about Highlander – does this mean he doesn’t know much yet, or does it mean that he doesn’t want any details to slip out?

I’m sure that we’ll find out soon.

You can get more on Fast and Furious 5 and Highlander here at Screen Rant as the news develops.

Source: Collider

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  1. A bit iffy on the Highlander reboot, I'd love to see it done right but I'm not expecting it but we'll see

  2. They have to have Connor as the main character if you want this film to work better…they just have to.

  3. Here is something for Hollywood leave the “3D” stuff to people who know what they are doin instead of just tacking it on for bigger ticket prices…and for the Highlander movie it has to be Connor if it does happen you could possibly have cameos from Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert it could be a Blockbuster if done right….

  4. I totally agree ! 3D is for certain films, and yet – not all.

  5. It's about time somebody did Highlander right. It's had a rough time ever since just after the release of the original. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. In regards to making the films 3D, i refer to Tyler Durden, who said “Self improvement is masturbation”. The same can be said about 3D.

    Why this incessant need to get off with 3D? I just don't understand the fascination with making everything 3D.

  7. It doesn't make sense to have the guys from fast five trying to hideout in Brazil, yeah they have a very dense population, but the movie is supose to be about cars, fast cars. How are supose to hide in a poor country with trickedout cars, unless they thinking of switching to trickedout bikecicles. Now puerto Rico on the other hand there are trickedout cars everywhere, there isn't a town in this small island that you can go and not see one. The film needs to be shoot in N.Y, Chicago, Boston, P.R, N.J, PA, or Atlanta. However since the movie was made from a story that originated from an article about street racing in N.Y, it would be nice if the final movie could be film there.

  8. I don't know about more Fast and Furious movies, I mean the fourth one was good, good not great, and only two out of the four were alright!! So making a fifth and Sixth one, just seems to me like there just dragging out from one simple storyline and making it more complex and long. Just the end the average race car adventure movie already and move on. As for the reboot or remake of Highlander, WOW!! It's about time. That's one remake I can get on board with. Given the fact that Highlander was the only good film out of the franchise. I could see the remake working if it's done right like Batman was done right. If they want to stick with the same stories then Yes! U have to have Connor or McCloud. It would be more familar with the fan base, and have more loyal fans following it. Now who would make a great Highlander well, give me Sam Worthington or even Christan Bale I like the idea of British Actors making great american films. I mean America was form from British settlers, so I think there's a little brit in all of us. And I have no problem with British actors redoing American films and making great American Comic book movies. I had no problem with a British Actor playing CA if the film is great who cares where the actor was born. I mean it took a British director and British actors to make Batman a great film.

  9. yeah hope fast 5 is not in 3D otherwise its gonna suck just like clash of the titans

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