Fast Five grossed $626 million on a $125 million budget. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that a sixth installment is already in the works, and Vin Diesel sat down with GPS to discuss the plot, characters, and release date for what's now known as Not So Fast, but Still Furious.
Right off the bat, he explained that Not So Fast will be a departure from the series. "It's a period piece," Diesel said. "It takes place in 1926, and it's about Dom and O'Conner's great-grandfathers robbing a bank in a Ford Model T."
Not So Fast, but Still Furious will center around Dom's great-grandfather, who has his eye on the prize.
"It might not seem that exciting," Diesel continued. "But back in the '20s, 45 MPH was a big deal. I felt like with the last movie, we did pretty much all we could do in a modern setting, so I decided to turn back the clock. I mean, c'mon. Tommy guns, trench coats, and Model Ts. It'll be furious. Just not quite so fast."
Diesel provided us with early footage of Dom's accomplices stealing some Model Ts and driving "super crazy in them...for the time."
When asked to explain how he and Paul Walker look exactly like their great-grandfathers, Diesel shrugged his shoulders. "Look, in the movies, you can get away with that shit. It doesn't matter if we're talking 80 years ago or 800 years ago. Any ancestor can be played by the same actor. That's just how it goes."
Here, Dom's great-grandfather, known as "Braun" Toretto, is about to steal a Model T right out from under the nose of Henry Ford (right, in Bowler hat and coat).
We didn't want to ask Paul Walker any questions, but at the first brief moment of silence, he decided to chime in. "Yea, but like, their great-grandfathers won't be exactly like Dom and O'Conner. Where Dom would say something like, 'Shitty call, O'Conner,' his great-grandfather would say, 'Great job, shit-for-brains!' Or my great-grandfather would be like, 'So are we gonna knock over that bank and blow this popsicle stand or what?' So you can see their personalities are, like, totally different."
Test footage of a stunt double driving a suped-up Model T.
It remains to be seen how fans will react to the period change, but our guess is as long as Vin Diesel brings the muscle, they'll bring their ten bucks to the theater. We asked for a firm release date, but all he was willing to say was that they were shooting for summer of 2013. We'll keep you updated as more information is uncovered.
Haha! Brilliant! The Ford Model T chases are going to be very exciting...are they stealing moonshine also?ReplyDelete
I hope they throw in one of those silent film chase scenes. With a little 3 stooges slap stick comedy thrown in. I'd pay ten bucks to see Vin get hit over the head by a woman when he accidentally sees her bloomers as well. This movie is forming in my mind and getting far funnier each moment..ReplyDelete
The followup post ideas are already gestating!ReplyDelete
Ty, yes. I do believe he mentioned moonshine.ReplyDelete
HEHEH Yeah totally, Slow and Grumpy would be an awesome filmReplyDelete
Excellent! Running Moonshine is always entertaining.ReplyDelete
Its about time someone did a period racing movie.ReplyDelete
Hopefully their moonshine shenanigans take them to Hawaii where they get in a tussle with The Rock's great grandma.ReplyDelete
@Scott Kind of like Grumpy Old Men, but with more punching.ReplyDelete
@Ty Especially when you're going 30 MPH.
@Julian Agreed. It's a no-brainer.
@Robert I like The Rock doing a fat suit grandma idea. I'll pitch it to them next time I see them.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I'm looking forward to it so much I think I may trade in my petrol car for a diesel motor in honour of the man dubbed, by me, the greatest actor of ours or any other generation.ReplyDelete
Dan, you have to document your switch and I'll post the pics. You also have to wear something like this:ReplyDelete
I really can't picture Vin in a 1920s bw film, man that'd be a hoot!ReplyDelete
Ruth, he would look glorious. Simply glorious.ReplyDelete
Poor Paul Walker. And to think, he'd look like a regular Charles Lindbergh in that period garb. A rap on your knuckles for your impertinence towards him.ReplyDelete