"I'm sort of quietly maneuvering," Mirren told Yahoo Entertainment. "But I love it, it would be brilliant. I love that character."
Jordana Brewster is putting the Fast and Furious franchise in her rearview mirror. The Fate of the Furious opens Friday with the splashy new addition of Charlize Theron, but without Brewster, who played Mia from the early days.
At this point we are well within reason to expect absurdly over-the-top — and possibly logic-defying — stunt pieces in our Fast and Furious movies. We’ve seen cars parachute from planes, cars jump skyscrapers, and cars do… tons of others things cars have no business doing.
In the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, Luke Evans will be playing one of the great Disney bad guys, the arrogant gasbag Gaston. The younger brother of Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, Owen was last seen in a coma in Furious 7 after falling from an airplane at the end of 2013’s Fast & Furious 6. Evans couldn’t say in a recent chat with Yahoo Movies’ Gwynne Watkins, but he did reveal that the Shaw brothers have a formidable mother on their side: The Fate of the Furious cast member Helen Mirren.
Just last week, the eighth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise got a new, nonnumerical name — The Fate of the Furious. Directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton), The Fate of the Furious will see the return of many familiar faces in our beloved hot-rod crew, including Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Ludacris as Tej Parker, and Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, the straight-arrow DSS agent.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has not only won over the global box office, but our hearts too as he was crowned People’s sexiest man alive, 2016. The action star won the title as he beat off stiff competition from the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Brad Pitt, and a host of famous names which caps off a pretty remarkable year for the WWE star turned Hollywood hero.
One of the most controversial movies to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival is transgender horror ‘(re)Assignment’ which has been mauled critically. The film is about a male assassin (played by Rodriguez) named Frank Kitchen who, after killing the brother of a talented surgeon known as The Doctor (Weaver), is surgically transformed into a woman after being double-crossed by gangsters. It all sounds a bit absurd and potentially offensive, with the trans community voicing their disappointment in using the life-changing operation as a gimmick for a film.
The filming for ‘Fast and Furious 8′ came to an end this week, with stars like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Nathalie Emmanuel (’Game of Thrones’) Instagramming that the shoot is over. Here, Johnson will team up with ‘Central Intelligence’ partner Kevin Hart and Jack Black (’Goosebumps’) in a film the former WWE star say is absolutely not a remake. The fact that the next ‘Jumanji’ film - do we now call it a sequel?
The folks behind next year’s auto-orgy sequel Fast 8 continue to rev up the behind-the-scenes access, today transmitting via Facebook Live a hosted tour of the car garage guided by film’s vehicle coordinator, Dennis McCarthy (watch above).
Vin Diesel thought Furious 7 deserved to win Best Picture at the Oscars, a statement that was largely laughed off despite the sequel’s monster box-office haul. Director James Wan agreed that “See You Again” was snubbed by the Academy, but he took larger issue with the film being left out of the Best Visual Effects category, particularly for what VFX house Weta Digital was able to accomplish in seamlessly keeping Walker’s character Brian O'Connor “alive” until the film’s poignant end. “One was for the song, and the other one was for the visual effects.
When an actor dies while shooting a movie and doing what they loved, it’s tragic – but as is often the case in Hollywood, the show must go on. Down the years Hollywood producers have used ingenious ways to recreate sadly departed actors on screen to give them the send off they deserve. Paul Walker – ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Walker had six and a half 'Fast & Furious’ movies under his belt when he died in a car crash in 2014, leaving a huge question mark hanging over the seventh instalment. Universal did the decent thing and put the movie on hold while they decided how to handle the situation, ultimately coming up with a solution that would make Paul Walker’s fans and family happy.
As one of the highest earning franchises in history, it’s only natural that its star Vin Diesel keeps us informed with teasing reveals here and there. ‘New Roads Ahead’ is the tagline accompanying the gorgeous shot of a New York skyline, confirming to us that it’ll be set on the bustling streets of NYC. Diesel had previously said the eighth film in the long-standing franchise will be heading to New York when he spoke to Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show’.
The American Humane Association is the only organisation allowed to bestow the disclaimer on a movie after trade-marking the first four words. Those judged ?Outstanding? now get the famous credit, while the films which are merely ?acceptable? are allowed to put ?American Humane Association monitored the animal action? .
The recent memorial event marking the passing of film star Paul Walker was marred by disgruntled residents, after overwhelming numbers arrived to pay their respects. Fans of the actor and the franchise he starred in - ‘The Fast and The Furious’ - turned up as a sign of respect, but incredibly saw around 1,700 drivers attend the event that was, first and foremost, a charity do in the name of the late actor’s organisation Reach Out Worldwide. The fundraiser was held at Thorpe Park and saw twice as many vehicles heading the the location last Sunday (29 November).
Porsche has claimed that Hollywood star Paul Walker’s death in a car crash two years ago was his “own comparative fault”. The Fast & Furious actor was a passenger in his friend Roger Rodas’ Porsche Carrera GT when it crashed into a pole and burst into flames in Santa Clarita, California on 30 November, 2013. The 16-year-old’s lawyers allege that Walker was killed after flaws in the car’s design left him trapped in the vehicle while it was on fire.
The ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise is no different, with a number of massive, not to mention interesting, stars in the business making the roles their own. Both Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin were in the running for the role, but in truth The Rock’s physical nature and tongue-in-cheek approach probably wouldn’t have worked with Brolin, even though he would’ve offered a brawler type of spin to the character.
Great news, dinosaur fans: Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Jurassic World’ has now take an incredible $1 billion (and counting) at the international box office. The fourth ‘Jurassic’ movie is only the fourth movie in history to break this record, joining James Cameron’s double of 1997′s ‘Titanic’ and 2009′s ‘Avatar’, along with this year’s ‘Fast & Furious 7′. In total, ‘Jurassic World’ has almost amassed $1.65 billion, with $648 million from US cinemas, meaning it’s tipped the billion dollar mark with its global success.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is on somewhat of a role with the mega bucks his movies take at the box office, and it seems Disney have caught wind of his man of the moment status by offering him another role. As well as appearing in the upcoming animated musical ‘Moana’, the former WWE wrestler will star in a currently untitled project from Disney that’ll be based on their popular Jungle Cruise ride. This has been a project in the making since 2004, where Tom Hanks and Tim Allen were previously reported to have been in line to star.