The world offered by the Fast and the Furious movies is so rich and layered that it demands sequels to allow audiences to further explore the complexities of testosterone-laden relationships and expensive, tricked-out cars they’ll never own. Oh, and the latest entry, Fast & Furious, was Universal’s highest grossing film of last year, so that may also be why they’re making a sequel. Variety reports that lead actors Vin Diesel and Paul Walker will re-team for the fifth installment in the series, entitled Fast Five. I have no idea if that has an alternate meaning or if they decided they just couldn’t get away with a title like F & F.
Chris Morgan and Justin Lin will return to write and direct, respectively. This time around, Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) are fugitives being pursued by “legendary lawmen.” So does that mean the ghost of Elliot Ness is going to team up with Lefors from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and they’ll ride modified Nissan Altimas to hunt down the fugitive duo? Or will it be attractive people in fast cars chasing other attractive people in fast cars? I’m gonna choose to think positive and say it’s the former.
Filming is scheduled to begin later this year for a 2011 release.