Dominic Toretto may be taciturn, but Vin Diesel is an invaluable font of new information regarding the future of the Fast & Furious franchise.
With but one week until Fast & Furious 6 unleashes automotive mayhem on audiences nationwide, Diesel has revealed just where on Earth 7 Fast 7 Furious will take the action next summer.
Synopsis: Since Dom and Brian’s Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty. The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
Pain & Gain, hitting theaters nationwide today, April 26th, is the sort of story that could only really happen in Florida.
Mark Wahlberg (Ted), Anthony Mackie (Gangster Squad), and Dwayne Johnson (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) are a trio of burnout bodybuilders, none of whom are especially bright or industrious. Despite that, the three team up to execute Lugo's criminal plan to elevate himself out of his life as a gymrat and trainer. Lugo aspires to his piece of the American dream, and he intends to get it by kidnapping a wealthy businessman in a harebrained extortion scheme. Naturally, not everything goes according to plan and all hell breaks loose.
The movie is a longtime passion project for Michael Bay (Transformers, The Rock), who frames the action comedy with the gaudy style of mid-nineties South Beach. Not only is Miami the perfect place to tell this story, it is perhaps the only place to tell this story.
And that got us thinking, kicking around ideas here at IAR HQ. In some films, location is purely a product of which state offers the best tax incentives; it's incidental. In fewer films, though, setting is inextricably connected to story. And in even fewer films, Florida is essential to the telling of the tale. The peninsula down below Alabama and Georgia is a tropical wonderland of beaches, gators, crocs, the Everglades, Disney World, neon-soaked cities, diverse and vibrant cultures, manatees, and eccentric human behavior.
With its humid tropicality, beautiful landscapes, and general sexiness, Florida is the perfect setting for many a film. In recognition of Pain & Gain's theatrical release, we've compiled a ten-spot of movies that could take place nowhere other than the great state of Florida.
If you've been wondering just how happily ludicrous the action is going to get in next month's Fast & Furious 6, a new featurette is here to answer, "Very."
With just about one month until the sequel's May 24th release date, Universal Pictures has unveiled a new three minute, fourteen second featurette that mixes talking head interview snippets of the director, producer, and cast with a huge haul of wholly new footage. Basically, it's our best look thus far not just as the next-level action movie silliness Fast & Furious 6 has to offer, as well as a concise and revealing overview of the story and characters.
Like a streetracer with his thumb on the NOS button, Universal Pictures is speeding through the quarter-mile between Fast & Furious installments.
Vin Diesel announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today that 7 Fast 7 Furious will indeed arrive set in theaters next summer, as it's officially set for release on July 11, 2014.
With all the Fast & Furious 6 character posters we've seen over the last several months, we've been waiting to see just what kind of car Dwayne Johnson would be paired with on a poster of his own.
The Luke Hobbs character poster has finally arrived, and it doesn't disappoint.
After plenty of public speculation over the last week, Universal Pictures has selected a director to take over the Fast & Furious franchise after the long tenure of Justin Lin.
The lucky helmer getting the job of directing next summer's Fast & Furious 7 is none other than James Wan, stepping up to his first franchise action movie.
You know it's not your average Michael Bay movie when you can watch two promotional clips without seeing a single gunshot, robot in disguise, supermodel in a bra, or even an explosion.
Yet the first two official clips for this month's Pain & Gain are now online, and rather than they usual standbays™, they're concerned with impotence and incompetence.
Synopsis: Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
It's been a busy quarter mile for Fast & Furious 6 as of late, but that stop Dominic Toretto from rounding up all his friends and heading to their local Sears for a big group photo.
That photo – with a background conveniently informing audiences that the new sequel heads to London and a few fast-looking cars reminding audiences that Fast & Furious 6 will indeed boast fast cars going fast – adorns the new one sheet for the sequel, in theaters this May 24th.