The Fast and The Furious franchise is one that refuses to die.
Who knew you could tell that many stories about a load of cars, but hey, I’m just not that into cars.
I mean I’ve seen a couple of Fast and Furious films, such as Tokyo Drift, which I actually thought was decent, but apart from that the whole series is fairly lost on me.
I hate Top Gear as well.
Nevertheless, people seem to love them, which is exactly why they’ve raked in more than $5 billion at the Box Office and are making a ninth instalment.
Yeah you read that correctly: the ninth film has officially been given the green light.
According to MovieWeb, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, filming for Fast and Furious 9 will get underway next month.
Diesel – who plays criminal-turned-street racer Dominic Toretto in the hit franchise – posted a video on his Instagram account, revealing how filming for the movie will kick off in February, with production taking place in London.
“I and my partner in crime want to say a message to Venezuela, from Dom and Letty. We are with you always, y pa’lante con fe,” Diesel said in his Instagram message while captioning it with: Crew heads out to London next month for the next chapter…#FAST9.
In terms of a release date, everyone was gearing up for April this year, however that had to be pushed back to 2020.
Vin Diesel wrote on Instagram: “I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed. But it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault.
“Like any vehicle that has run around the globe eight times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that.”
There’s little information about Fast & Furious 9 at this point in time, except that a lot of the core cast members are set to return and that Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 5 and Fast & Furious 6) will once again direct.
Good news if you’re a fan of previous instalments I guess.
Having said that, the jury is still out on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, who are currently filming their own spinoff movie, Hobbs And Shaw, which is scheduled for release July 26, 2019.
And in other Fast and the Furious related news, Vin Diesel has revealed exciting details about the all-female spin-off.
The actor recently took to Instagram and shared a photo of himself, alongside his producing partner and sister, Samantha Vincent. In the post, he revealed they recently heard a pitch for the proposed spin-off and apparently, things went pretty well.
It’s a bloody good time to be a Fast and the Furious fan.
Images via Instagram/Universal Pictures