New Details & Behind the Scenes Photos of FAST FIVE Starring Vin Diesel & Paul Walker
Published: January 12, 2011 - 11:21pm
The fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious film franchise is revving up to hit theaters this spring, with Walker, Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris.
Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first.
During a recent interview with Collider.com, Fast Five producer Neal Moritz declared that fans of the action heavy franchise won't be disappointed with this next film. Flaunting the fastest cars, of every shape and form, is to be expected but the mano-a-mano slugfest between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnston is what most are anxious to see.
“They beat the shit out of each other, we shot for probably four days of them literally beating the shit out of each other. The audience is gonna be like ‘wow’. It was something that we had to conceive, obviously, then we had to work out how we’re actually gonna do the fight, then we had to bring the stunt guys in to rehearse it, then we had to bring Vin and Dwayne in to rehearse it and then we shot it and it goes up, down, through walls, through windows, it’s one hell of a fight. And it’s probably like a 5-minute fight.”
Moritz offered a breakdown of a high-octane scene which was shown in the film's first trailer, and admitted that a sixth film is already being planned out:
“You know the vault that gets pulled out of the—well that’s a police station that it gets pulled out of cause the bad guys have all this stuff in there and our guys pull it out of there. That sequence of 14 minutes probably, of them pulling this vault through the city of Rio De Janeiro being chased by 50 police cars throughout the city is one of the most incredible sequences I’ve ever seen on film. The action in that is like nothing you’ve ever seen, it’s all real.
“In Vin and my mind we already know what the sixth movie is, we’ve already been talking about it. Vin and I have had numerous conversations about what that might be. And we’re starting to get serious about it right now. We just finished the movie like 4 or 5 weeks ago and we just needed a break, and now we’re gonna start focusing on that.”
Courtesy of one of our members, here are a few behind the scenes photos of the California sets of Fast Five:
Fast Five is scheduled for theatrical release on April 29th, 2011. Justin Lin who has been directing the series since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), has once again taken the helm.