Hats off to the franchise with no stop signs that is The Fast Saga, as Universal is full-speed ahead with this week’s release of Fast X. Coupled with at least two more recently-announced sequels that’ll total the franchise in whole to a baker’s dozen, peppered with the apparent (and…surprising?) return of actor Dwayne Johnson, the studio is more than ready to try and keep things fresh, and they’ve launched an extensive, fully loaded AF final trailer to firmly seal the deal.
Roads or no roads, wheels or no wheels, this crazy train is going places for at least a few more installments and we have a new trailer now making the rounds for the next leg of this crazy train ride that is Fast X. That trailer arrived yesterday and we also have some character posters circulating which you can also view just beneath, and with director Louis Leterrier on board for the eleventh chapter of The Fast Saga, keep all eyes and ears peeled for more news as it comes.
The franchise that jumps more speeding trains, boats, cliffs, buildings, heatseekers, submarines, and airspace than any film series in current existence is back to see how many more sharks it can make envy with Fast X, the tenth installment of “The Fast Saga”. Universal Pictures is out with the trailer for a story that dares to take things “a whole ‘nother level” now with the addition of some new and interesting villains and protagonists into the fray, with Vin Diesel taking point for a Louis Leterrier-directed action adventure. What’s more, is that this is only part one of the finale for this explosive saga, so take everything you see with a grain of salt and check your expectations at the door as I know I will.
The trades have confirmed that Now You See Me director Louis Leterrier will take the mantle for Fast X, the newest and second-to-last chapter of Universal’s “Fast And Furious” franchise. The news comes after Justin Lin, who helmed five of the nine-film line-up left the current tenth film last week due to creative differences.
Louis Leterrier’s work in action cinema goes largely without saying, namely with credits like The Transporter 1 & 2, Unleashed a.k.a. Danny The Dog and The Incredible Hulk. This time he’s ready to tackle a truly explosive and deadly viral outbreak threatening to wipe out mankind in the new horror thriller, The Fireman.
Leterrier will reportedly helm the film adaptation of author Joe Hill’s forthcoming May publication following its rights’ acquisition by 20th Century Fox. Hill’s book sets in New England, New Hampshire where a pregnant nurse, infected amid an outbreak of a disease known as Dragonscale – which causes its host to spontaneously combust over time – fights to survive for the sake of her unborn baby from ruthless posses known as Cremation Squads. With nowhere left to turn, a hero emerges in the form of a fireman – armed with an iron bar and walking the line between insanity and death – who has learned to control his own infection and use it to avenge the hunted and protect the wronged.
Temple Hill’s own Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing this one and I have my own ideas on who would make a great lead for the title role, but what do you think of this project? Who should play The Fireman? Sound off below!