It seems there is just no stopping this franchise which started way back in 2001 and has since spawned four sequels to date with a fifth sequel on the way. Despite mixed critical responses for each of the films the financial success cannot be denied with ‘Fast Five’ generating approximately $630 million in worldwide box office revenues.
Justin Lin has been the series mainstay director since ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’, and is also attached to the new film. Lin has revealed through his twitter account that principle photography on the new film has begun, you can see his exact tweet below;
It’s 2am & just got up for the 1st day of FF6. Always love the calm & silence of the night b4 going on set. Let’s go shoot a f@#kin’ movie!
‘Fast and the Furious 6’ sees the return of series leads Vin Diesel and Paul Walker as well as other returning cast members including Dwayne Johnson, Jordanna Brewster, and Tyrese Gibson. It has also been announced that ‘The Raid’ star Joe Taslim will appear in the film.
The plot was largely hinted at in the concluding minutes of ‘Fast Five’, particularly the post-credits scene. ‘Fast and the Furious 6’ is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2013.
As an aside note, if you know of a franchise with a more confusing sequence of titles than the following, be sure to let us know!
The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fast and Furious