Now, this is purely a rumor, but if Jason Statham appears in the next Fast and the Furious installment, I will be first in line for the midnight showing, covered in a sheen of anticipation sweat and ready to throw down with anyone who would stand between me and the ludicrousity that would unfold before my very eyes in that theater.
Needless to say, I like Jason Statham a lot. The Fast and the Furious franchise, at this point, is like a vehicular Expendables. Between Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese, Dwayne Johnson, and Ludacris, it’s already full of people I like to watch deliver so-bad-they’re-good lines, stare each other down with the passion of a young Xavier and Magneto, and drive fancy cars under 18-wheelers. Throw the Transporter Statham into the mix and you will have a nitrous-fueled fever dream on your hands the likes of which have never been seen before in the genre of car-action films.
I’m dubious, of course, because this news tip came from an anonymous source who made sure to add “preliminary conversations” and that it’s “far from a sure thing.”. Getting excited this early is ill-advised, because nothing’s worse than finding out it’s not happening. The same anonymous tipster reported that the tentatively titled Fast Six and Fast Seven will be filmed back-to-back.
Fast Six is still far off with a projected release date of May 24th, 2013, but that gives me plenty of time to write my epic Fast and the Furious fanfiction saga, “The Fast and the Curious.”[Via /film]