After seven films it’s hard to imagine how the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise will make the upcoming eighth instalment different to its predecessors. “When you look at someone like J.J. Abrams who gives you the spectacle and great action set pieces but also gives you character and plotting and narrative,” F. Gary Gray explained.
According to Variety, a Universal Studios spokesperson has confirmed that they are going through official channels to make ‘Furious 8′ the first major motion picture to ever shoot in the country. USA had previously embargoed any trade with Cuba for several decades. John Kavulich, a senior policy adviser to the U.S. Cuba Trade and Economic Council, has backed the deal too.
The series has seven instalments (with more on the way) and has made over £1billion at the box office. With a septet of flicks at our disposal, there are plenty of great Easter eggs scattered throughout. Here are some of the best. - Nurse 3D Actress Sues Filmmakers For Ruining Her Career - Sigourney Weaver Slams Alien Vs Predator Ludacris’s cognac It’s pretty clear that F&F is not averse to a bit of product placement, which is why it’s not all that surprising in ‘Fast Five’ that the bottle of cognac on show is Conjure, aka the brand owned by the actor/rapper who plays Tej. Many of the cars on show in the movies belong to Paul Walker The late actor was a huge car nut and loved to collect and fix up old motors, as well as being a part-time professional racing driver himself.
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.
While we were as impressed as the next guy by that sportscar flying out of one skyscraper and into another during Sunday’s Super Bowl TV spot for Furious 7,there was another absurdity that struck us: In addition to being one of the most badass movie franchises in existence, Fast and Furious may now be the baldest, too. Aside from series regulars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Tyrese, we’ve now got a baddie played by Jason Statham, who we all know is far too tough for hair. It’s because nobody wants to see Jason Statham with hair.) It got us thinking: Bruce Willis is perfect for Furious 8.
As reported, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady makes an appropriately raunchy cameo in the new TV spot for the comedy sequel. When Ted and Tami-Lynn decide they want a baby, they need to find a superstar sperm donor. On the plus side, Ted gets to experience one of Brady’s perfect spirals first-hand.
Never shy about his affection for the late Paul Walker — whom he fondly calls “Pablo” — Vin Diesel took to Facebook Tuesday to remember his Fast & Furious co-star, who died late last year. Along with his note, Diesel shared a new still photo from the film of him and Walker standing in a garage and looking solemn — a shot seemingly connected to a previously disclosed funeral scene from the film, which opens next year. The second photo that Diesel shared on Tuesday shows him as Torretto, wrapping his fists in tape.
When we got going on our monster list of most anticipated movies coming out this year , we found ourselves constantly wanting to turn to the next page. 2015 is sizing up to be the most monstrous movie year of all — with mega-franchises like “The Avengers,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Star Wars” poised to break all kinds of box office records. (Thankfully “Avatar 2” is slated for 2016, otherwise our heads would explode!) Forget 2014, here are the year-from-now movies that have us wishing we could travel into the future: 1. “Star Wars: Episode VII” ZOMG.