The franchise also includes short films, a television series, live shows, video games and theme park attractions. It is distributed by Universal Pictures. The first film was released inwhich began the original trilogy of films focused on racing, and culminated in the standalone film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Two more films are intended to conclude the series and are set to be released inandrespectively.
Soundtrack albums have been released for all the films, as well as compilation albums containing existing music heard in the films. Two short films that tie into the series have also been released. It is also considered the vehicle that propelled lead actors Vin Diesel and Paul Walker to stardom. The short films were either H2 Furious - The First Attempt direct-to-video or saw limited theatrical distribution by Universal.
The films, which range Barcarolle - Michael Collins & The Cathedral Strings - Melodies That Will Last Forever 10 to 20 minutes, are designed to be self-contained stories that provide backstory for characters or events introduced in the films. It is also designed to bridge the chronological gap that was created as the initial leads departed the series.
Los Bandoleros sees Vin Diesel reprise his role as Dominic Torettowho is living as a wanted fugitive in the Dominican Republic. He eventually reunites with Letty and other associates to plan the hijacking of a gasoline shipment to help an impoverished neighborhood. Cohen secured a deal with producer Neal H. Moritz for an untitled action film for Universal Pictures and approached Walker for his idea of a dream action movie, with the actor suggesting a mash-up of the films Days of Thunder and Donnie Brasco The studio warmed toward the idea of Timothy H2 Furious - The First Attempt in the role of Dominic Torettodue H2 Furious - The First Attempt the success of the blockbuster Gone in 60 Secondsbut he declined.
Moritz instead persisted on Vin Diesel following his performance in Pitch Blackwith Diesel accepting after proposing several script changes. Upon release in Junethe film shattered box office and critical expectations, and a sequel was green-lit by September. However, Diesel declined to return for the sequel, saying that the screenplay was inferior to its H2 Furious - The First Attempt. Cohen also declined the sequel, opting to develop the film xXxwhich starred Diesel in the lead role. To account for these changes, Universal commissioned the writers to create a standalone sequel with Walker in the lead, and brought in John Singleton as the new director.
As a result, filming was delayed by a year, and Tyrese Gibsonwho worked with Singleton on the film Baby Boywas hired as Walker's new co-star.
Furthermore, the production location shifted to Miamiand was also the first entry in the series to feature long-running castmate Ludacris. Universal attempted to bring back Diesel for the third installment, but he again declined due to other projects and a dislike for the script. Screenwriter Chris Morgan subsequently attempted to revive the series primarily for car enthusiasts, with new characters, focusing on H2 Furious - The First Attempt car-related subculture, and moving the series to Tokyo; the city is considered the birthplace of Asiatic cars.
It is also the first film in the series to start its tradition of filming in exotic locations. Moreover, the series were able to bring Diesel in for H2 Furious - The First Attempt cameo appearance, in exchange for letting the actor's production company acquire the rights to the Riddick character.
Away from the franchise, Diesel had made a string of box office or critical flops, including The Chronicles of RiddickThe Pacifierand Find Me Guilty After discussions with Universal, the pair shared an interest in reviving the series. Given the death of the character in the third movie, the entire timeline of the franchise was altered to account for his appearance.
Although critical reception was mixed, it reinvigorated the franchise, as well as the star power of Diesel and Walker. InFast Five was released. While developing the film, Universal wholeheartedly departed from the street racing theme prevalent in previous films, to č. 9 A On Vždy Napřed - Antonín Dvořák - Svatební Košile the franchise into a heist action series involving cars.
By doing so, they hoped to attract wider audiences that might otherwise be put off by a heavy emphasis on cars and car culture. Fast Five is considered the transitional film in the series, featuring only H2 Furious - The First Attempt car race and giving more attention to action set pieces such as gun fights, brawls, and the heist. Fast Five was initially conceived to conclude the franchise, but following strong box office performance and high critical praise, Universal proceeded to develop a sixth installment.
In latethe Los Angeles Times reported that Universal was approaching the sixth and seventh installment with a single storyline running through both films, with Morgan envisaging themes of freedom and family,  but later shifted to account for the studio's wishes to incorporate elements of espionage. The suggestion was discussed to H2 Furious - The First Attempt the films back-to-backin order to break the traditional the two-year gap between installments, but this notion was abandoned at Lin's H2 Furious - The First Attempt.
Upon release, the sixth film became the highest-grossing film in the series. Universal lacked a major event movie forand quickly rushed Furious 7 into production, due to its status as a bankable asset. James Wanprimarily known for horror films, soon took over H2 Furious - The First Attempt duties.
Following Walker's death, filming was delayed for script rewrites, and his brothers, Caleb and Codywere used as stand-ins to complete his remaining scenes. Additionally, visual effects company Weta Digital was hired to re-create Walker's likeness. Ultimately, the film was delayed, and released in April The toll of directing the movie with additional re-shoots dissuaded Wan from returning to the franchise, and Universal hired F.
Gary Gray to helm the eighth movie. The film began a new trilogy of movies, which will end the entire franchise. InDiesel announced in an interview with Variety that potential spin-offs were in the early stages of development.
The first spin-off was officially announced inand starred Johnson and Jason Statham. Originally, the ninth film in the main series was supposed to be released in Aprilfollowed by the tenth in April However, Universal instead opted to proceed with the spin-off, and ordered it to occupy the release date. This caused tensions between Johnson, Diesel and Gibson,  with the latter responding through an Instagram post, criticizing Johnson for causing the ninth film to be delayed.
After the release of Tokyo Drift inUniversal began to market the franchise by introducing theme park attractions.
From toan exhibit, entitled The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Birdman Presents Rich Gang - Tha Tour Part 1was shown at the Studio Tourand featured a demonstration of some of the special effects used the films, and guided viewers to a show where they could sit in vehicles, which would then be elevated and spun a number of times.
After being guided past the black Dodge Charger used in the fifth film, users sit on a tram guided by Luke Hobbs, who informs them a high-valued witness sought after by Owen Shaw is on the tram. The cast appear via a Pepper's ghost hologram. It also features the characters of Tej Parker and Mia Toretto.
It is a group of live shows which combines stunt drivingpyrotechnicsand projection mapping to recreate scenes from the films and perform other stunts. During production, thousands of stunt performers and drivers auditioned and were required to undergo a four-month training camp if selected.
The tour was panned by critics. Or boredom. Additionally, the tour was a financial failure, with the show's production company 800 - Schaufel Und Spaten - Unterm Untergrund 3 7/8 administration in the summer of and all of the cars and equipment auctioned off in The arcade game The Fast and the Furious known as Wild Speed in Japan was released by Raw Thrills in and was based on the second installment.
The H2 Furious - The First Attempt sold moderately and opened to mixed reviews. It marked the second game available for mainstream consoles, and the player controls multiple characters to help bridge the narrative gap between the fifth and sixth film.
It opened to negative reviews and middling financial success. It was released to Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man Furious 7and received I Dont Know - Ozzy Osbourne - Monsters Of Rock Ferro 1995 positive reception, although, some critics lamented the limited involvement from the titular characters.
These models were designed by renowned diecast designer Eric Tscherne. InUniversal licensed the company Greenlight to sell model cars from all films in anticipation for Fast Five.
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