Is Jason Stathum Getting a ‘Fast” Spin-off?


The long running success of the ‘Fast And Furious’ titles has now entered the spin-off zone.

After the enormous profit that Furious 7 made for Universal, it seems that there are now plans for a spin-off including Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron and Jason Statham. Reports from Variety state that Chris Morgan(who worked on the last 6 ‘Furious’ films) is currently working on a screenplay that will “revolve around Johnson and Statham teaming up to go after Theron’s character”. Furious 7 has managed to earn over $1 billion globally, an enormous success by any measure in Hollywood.

According to producer Neil Morritz, “We kind of have the ending point of the franchise, but we don’t know the in-betweens yet … the plan is to make two more movies”.

Given the popularity of the new characters to the franchise, it should come as no surprise that the studio is looking to head in that direction. Over the series 10 films, the series has earned over $4.8bn wordwide. The property has been a hit particularly in international markets, such as China.

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