Experience fast and furious live

The fast and furious franchise has gone from strength to strength, the property has made over £3 billion at the global box office. Now, it’s getting an ambitious stage show.

The two-hour show will recreate scenes, stunts and locations from all 8 films. Fans will be transported straight into this immersive extension of the Fast & Furious movies.

Audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts and marvel at vehicular acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds enhanced by the most advanced digital projection technology imaginable. Featuring several original cars from the films, as well as exact replicas of fan favourites — from Dom’s legendary Dodge Charger to the flip car from Fast & Furious 6.

Fast & Furious Live will evoke some of the boldest moments from the franchise.

Thousands of the world’s best stunt performers and drivers applied for the opportunity to join the production and, following extensive auditions, have been whittled down to the ultimate elite team who have started a rigorous 4-month training camp in preparation for the world tour. They will be joined by some of the world’s leading parkour athletes resulting in a truly global cast who will be performing incredible stunts and never-before-seen live action.

The cast includes stunt drivers from all over the UK and Northern Ireland.

The tour will start at the 02, in London. Full information here.

Justin Lin directing Star Trek 3

It was confirmed late last night that Justin Lin is replacing Roberto Orci as the director of Star Trek 3.

Lin is often citied as the savour of the Fast and Furious franchise. He did a great job with 5 and 6.

He’s seemingly a left-field choice, but with the news that Paramount are using Guardians of the Galaxy as a template, it doesn’t really seem that surprising.

The first two installments of the updated franchise were helmed by JJ Abrams, who did a great job of rebooting the franchise. I had my problems with into Darkness, but it was still an enjoyable film.

Abrams and Orci are still involved with the film, as producers.

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