Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Not so fast, not very furious...

Astoundingly, Universal has hired a director to make a third Fast and the Furious movie. I will admit that they went an intriguing route, hiring Korean filmmaker Justin Lin, director of the acclaimed violent noir policer Oldboy: "The story centers on an American drummed out of the U.S. because of his passion for street racing. He moves to Tokyo and soon learns about "drift racing," where cars accelerate into turns and then spin out of them, leading to hairpin, hair-raising races around city blocks. The youth runs afoul of the top drift racer."

OK, they are at least changing things around pretty good, like, well, a big location change. That's something. Still...is this completely necessary? And is the Fast and the Furious enough of a 'francise' after the second movie that this one wouldn't just be better off with an original title?

1 Comments:

At 6:38 AM, Anonymous Mr. Blue said...

Sounds like the Initial D anime to me...

 

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