‘Fast & Furious 9’ Starts Filming as Vin Diesel Shares Set Video

Collider | 6/25/2019 | Adam Chitwood
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It took a while to get going, but production is finally underway on Fast & Furious 9. The sequel sees the return of Justin Lin to the director’s chair, who helmed Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6, which put the franchise on course to become a global phenomenon while Lin went off to helm Star Trek Beyond and the first two episodes of True Detective Season 2. Indeed, the last two installments of the franchise—Furious 7 and Fate of the Furious—both crossed $1 billion at the global box office, making this the rare franchise that is performing best as it ages.

But the development of Fast & Furious 9 was a bit slower going than the other recent Fast & Furious movies, potentially due to the spinoff Hobbs and Shaw. Indeed, longtime franchise writer Chris Morgan wrote the Dwayne Johnson– and Jason Statham-fronted spinoff, which came about following some on-set bad blood between Johnson and Diesel during the making of Fate of the Furious. As a result of Johnson’s popularity, the main Fast &...
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