The Fast and the Furious franchise has been going strong for 10yrs now and doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of shifting gears anytime soon as the current film is expected to cross the $600 million mark. Today we learn when we’ll get more fast and more furious.
Universal has just announced the next Fast and the Furious movie will hit theaters May 24, 2013 (which is Memorial Day weekend). You might remember that Universal showed a Fast and Furious 6 promo poster at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas last week, so the 2013 release date was already known. What we didn’t know was the date.
According to the studio, Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel return to produce, and director Justin Lin is again helming the franchise. According to Variety, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson will all be back and we already knew Fast Five screenwriter Chris Morgan was writing the 6th installment.
Justin Lin helmed the movie that’s breaking the boxoffice right now and it’s re-assuring that they are re-confirming his commitment to the franchise. I really enjoyed the last entry and look forward to future installments, but only wish they could somehow make these movies faster.