The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious (colloquial: Fast & Furious) is an American media franchise based on a series of action films that is largely concerned with illegal street racing, heists, and espionage, and includes material in various other media that depicts characters and situations from the films. Distributed by Universal Pictures, and starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne Johnson in the major roles, the series was established with the 2001 film titled The Fast and the Furious; this was followed by seven sequels, two short films that tie into the series, and as of May 2017, it has become Universal's biggest franchise of all time, currently the ninth-highest-grossing film series of all time with a combined gross of over $5 billion.
|The Fast and the Furious|
|Created by||Gary Scott Thompson|
|Original work||The Fast and the Furious (2001)|
|Films and television|
|Short film(s)||List of short films|
|Play(s)||Fast & Furious Live|
|Video game(s)||List of video games|
|Soundtrack(s)||List of soundtracks|
|Toys||List of toys|
|Theme park attractions||List of theme park attractions|
Paul Walker had wrapped up filming on The Skulls in early 2000 when he was approached by the director Rob Cohen and producer Neal H. Moritz, asking Walker what he wanted to do next. He said his dream project would be a mash-up of Days of Thunder and Donnie Brasco. So the filmmakers brought him a Vibe article they'd found about undercover street racing in New York City. The story was pitched as a remake of Point Break set in the world of underground street racing in Los Angeles and Walker's character playing a cop who infiltrates the illegal racing world. Walker signed on immediately but the producers decided to give him a strong supporting co-star and were impressed with Vin Diesel after watching Pitch Black. The film was titled The Fast and the Furious and it exceeded box office expectations which led Universal Pictures in developing a sequel with Paul Walker again as the lead. However, they had trouble re-signing Vin Diesel for the sequel as his star power had grown and he and director Rob Cohen left the series to develop the xXx film. John Singleton was brought in as the new director, and Tyrese Gibson as Walker's new co-star and shifted the production to Miami. 2 Fast 2 Furious cost more to produce but was less financially successful than the original. For the third movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Paul Walker left the franchise citing politics, studio interference and regime decision. Universal then approached Vin Diesel but he was busy with the other movies. Since neither of the stars agreed to appear in the movie, Universal rebooted the franchise with new characters, a new director, Justin Lin, moving the series to Tokyo and shifting away from the racing element to the drifting subculture. While the movie was in post-production, Vin Diesel agreed to do a cameo in order for his production company to acquire rights to the Riddick character from Pitch Black. The third movie was the least financially successful of the franchise but the Vin Diesel cameo received a very positive reaction from the audience. The studio told Diesel that it planned to use his cameo as a way to relaunch the Dominic storyline. Vin Diesel had made a string of box office flops such as The Chronicles of Riddick, Find Me Guilty and the successful but critically loathed The Pacifier and wanted to reinvigorate his career through the new Fast & Furious movie. Vin Diesel, Universal and Justin Lin tracked down all the original co-stars of the first movie including Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster to convince them to return to the franchise.
Paul Walker was initially reluctant to rejoin the franchise after six years but Vin Diesel assured him that this will be the first true sequel. The popular character of Han was also brought back and given his death in the third movie, the entire timeline of the franchise was altered so that he can be included in further sequels. The fourth movie, Fast & Furious was a financial success and Universal wanted to continue with further sequels, and Fast Five was developed which shifted the genre away from car racing and into a heist movie, added Dwayne Johnson to the cast and changed the location to Brazil. Fast Five was supposed to wrap up the franchise but given its strong box office performance and high critical praise with some calling it the best movie in the franchise, Universal proceeded to develop the sixth movie. Fast & Furious 6 continued the heist genre and shifted the location to Europe and became the most financially successful film of the franchise up to that time.
Universal lacked a major event movie for the following summer and quickly rushed Furious 7 into production for a release in Summer 2014. Justin Lin decided not to return to direct the seventh film as he was still performing post-production on Fast & Furious 6 and James Wan took over directorial duties. Furious 7 is seen as a transitional movie which shifts the franchise from a heist to a spy action movie genre. The untimely death of Paul Walker in a car accident in November 2013 while half way filming Furious 7 forced Universal to major re-shoots, script changes, hiring Weta Digital to use CGI to create Paul's likeness and ultimately delayed releasing the movie from July 2014 to April 2015. Furious 7 was the most successful film in the franchise and producers decided to retire the Paul Walker character instead of killing him off. However, the toll of directing the movie with additional re-shoots forced Director James Wan not to return to the franchise. F. Gary Gray stepped in to helm the eighth movie, The Fate of the Furious, which was released in April 2017, starting a new trilogy of movies which will end the entire franchise. Originally the ninth movie was supposed to be released April 2019 and followed by the tenth movie in April 2021. However, Universal proceeded to start a spin-off movie with Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham titled Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which now occupies the 2019 release date. This caused tensions between Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Tyrese as it delayed the release of Fast & Furious 9. Universal later announced that both films will be released on May 2020 and April 2021, respectively, to end the franchise with Justin Lin returning to direct.
|The Fast and the Furious||June 22, 2001||Rob Cohen||Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist and David Ayer||Neal H. Moritz||Released|
|2 Fast 2 Furious||June 6, 2003||John Singleton||Michael Brandt and Derek Haas|
|The Fast and the Furious:
|June 16, 2006||Justin Lin||Chris Morgan|
|Fast & Furious||April 3, 2009||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell|
|Fast Five||April 29, 2011|
|Fast & Furious 6||May 24, 2013||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Clayton Townsend|
|Furious 7||April 3, 2015||James Wan||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell|
|The Fate of the Furious||April 14, 2017||F. Gary Gray||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell and Chris Morgan|
|Untitled ninth film||May 22, 2020||Justin Lin||Daniel Casey||Pre-production|
|Untitled tenth film||April 2, 2021||TBA|
|Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw||August 2, 2019||David Leitch||Chris Morgan||Neal H. Moritz, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Jason Statham and Chris Morgan||Post-production|
|Untitled female-centered film||TBA||TBA||Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer and Geneva Robertson-Dworet||Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell and Chris Morgan||In development|
The Fast and the Furious (2001)Edit
Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies.
Director Rob Cohen was inspired to make this film after reading a 1998 Vibe magazine article called "Racer X" about street racing in New York City and watching an actual illegal street race at night in Los Angeles. The film's original title was Redline before it was changed to The Fast and The Furious. Roger Corman licensed the title rights of his 1955 film The Fast and the Furious to Universal so that the title could be used on this project; both films were about racing. Filming began in Los Angeles, then later California, July to October 2000.
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)Edit
Brian teams up with his ex-con friend Roman Pearce and works with undercover U.S. Customs Service agent Monica Fuentes to bring Miami-based drug lord Carter Verone down.
Plans to make a sequel came about after the box office success of The Fast and the Furious, which grossed over $200 million worldwide. John Singleton had seen the first film and was awed by it, saying: "When I saw The Fast and the Furious, I was like, 'Damn, why didn't I think of that?' Growing up in South Central L.A., we had street races all the time." Singleton's rave reaction of the film as well as the culture of street racing in general influenced his decision to direct the sequel. The director also claimed that the concept of street racing could be something young audiences can relate to. The screenplay was written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, along with Gary Scott Thompson (the writer from the first film). There were two film treatments submitted early on, one of which did not involve Vin Diesel's character in case he does not intend to return for the sequel. Singleton credited Top Gun as a major influence for the film, particularly with regard to the action sequences. Filming began in the fall of 2002.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)Edit
Sean Boswell is a loner in school, however he challenges his rival for an illegal street racing, and he totals his car in the end of the race. To avoid time in prison he is sent to Tokyo to live with his father who is in the military. As soon as he arrives he discovers a new, fun but dangerous way of street racing in the underworld of the streets of Tokyo, Japan.
Neal H. Moritz, who had produced the two previous installments, began working on the film in 2005. On June 8, 2005, Moritz hired Justin Lin to direct The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Lin, who wasn't intimately familiar with drifting when he was approached to helm the project, recalled: "I was in film school when The Fast and the Furious came out, and I saw it along with a sold-out crowd who just ate it up. What really excited me about directing this film was the chance to harness that energy—create a whole new chapter and up the ante by bringing something new to the table for the audience who loves action and speed." Vin Diesel agreed to make a cameo in the film in exchange for Universal's ownership to rights of the Riddick series and character, in lieu of financial payment. Filming began August 2005 in Los Angeles and later Tokyo.
Fast & Furious (2009)Edit
Five years after his arrest, Dominic is on the run with his new crew consisting of his girlfriend Letty, Tego Leo, Rico Santos, Cara and Han Lue. Meanwhile, Brian and his task force track down Mexican drug dealer Arturo Braga.
The film was announced in July 2007 and began filming the following year with the previous cast reprising their roles.
Fast Five (2011)Edit
Brian, now a rogue cop, and his girlfriend Mia Toretto rescue her brother Dominic during transportation to prison, and they flee to Rio de Janeiro. They rob a car from custody and find that the powerful drug lord Hernan Reyes has US$100,000 in a safe located inside the police station, protected by corrupt policeman. Dominic invites his skilled crew to steal the dirty money and achieve their freedom, moving to a country without extradition to the USA. Meanwhile, the FBI agent Luke Hobbs comes to Brazil with an elite force to arrest Dominic and Brian.
By February 3, 2010, it was confirmed that a fifth film, referred to as Fast Five, was going into production in the Fast and Furious series, and that a sixth film was being planned. Diesel, Walker, writer Chris Morgan and producer Neal H. Moritz would all return to their roles for the new installment. Moritz said that, following the success of Fast & Furious (2009), which had reunited Diesel, Brewster, Walker and Rodriguez from the original film, the production wanted to bring them back again for the next one. Diesel felt that the story between the characters portrayed by himself and Walker should continue, envisioning it as three chapters, of which Fast Five would be the last. Diesel also wanted to bring back a variety of characters that had been in previous films without interacting, put them together and "have a lot of fun". The production had originally intended to film on location in Rio de Janeiro. However, the Puerto Rican government offered tax incentives totaling nearly $11 million, influencing the decision to film there, using Puerto Rico to represent Rio de Janeiro. Universal intended to transform the series from street-racing action into a series of heist films with car chases in the vein of The Italian Job (1969) and The French Connection (1971), with Fast Five as the transitional movie. Filming began July 14, 2010.
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)Edit
Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries. Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
The film was announced February 2010. Fiming began July 30 and wrapped December 17, 2012.
Furious 7 (2015)Edit
After defeating Owen Shaw, Dominic and his crew depart separate ways. However, Owen's brother Deckard is out killing the crew one by one for revenge. Somalian terrorist Jakarde and a shady government official called "Mr. Nobody" are both competing to steal a computer terrorism program called "God's Eye," that can turn any technological device into a weapon. Dom must reconvene with his team to stop Shaw and retrieve the God's Eye program while caught in a power struggle between the terrorist and the United States government.
On October 21, 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported that Universal Studios was considering filming two sequels—Fast Six and Fast Seven—back-to-back with a single storyline running through both films. Both would be written by Chris Morgan and directed by Justin Lin, who had been the franchise's writer and director, respectively, since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006). On December 20, 2011, following the release of Fast Five, Vin Diesel stated that Fast Six would be split into two parts, with writing for the two films occurring simultaneously. However, in an interview on February 15, 2012, Dwayne Johnson stated that the two intended sequels would no longer be filmed simultaneously because of weather issues in filming locations, and that production on Fast Seven would only begin after the completion of Fast Six. Filming began September 2013 and wrapped July 2014. During filming, actor Paul Walker died in an accident.
The Fate of the Furious (2017)Edit
With Dom and Letty on their honeymoon in Cuba, a mysterious woman somehow manages to make Dom betray the family he has fought hard to protect. Now forcing to team up with Mr. nobody and Shaw, the team must travel from New York City to the icy plains of the Barents Sea to bring home the man who made them a family.
Diesel further hinted at an eighth film on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he stated that Kurt Russell's character would span multiple films. He also stated that the next film would take place in New York City. Chris Morgan wrote his sixth script in the franchise, while Neal H. Moritz returned to produce. Moritz later stated, "[The story] is going to have to be something enticing for all of us. It has to be as good as or better [than Furious 7]". At the 2015 CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Diesel announced the film for an April 14, 2017 release date. Filming began March 14, 2016.
Ninth and tenth filmEdit
In February 2016, Diesel announced the ninth film and tenth film would be released on May 22, 2020 and April 2, 2021 respectively and that the tenth film would serve as the final film in the series.Justin Lin is reportedly in line to direct the ninth installment. It was also announced that Jordana Brewster would return for the ninth installment.
By May 2018, Daniel Casey was hired as screenwriter for the ninth film, making it the first film in the franchise since 2 Fast 2 Furious without long-time screenwriter Chris Morgan. In January 2019, Diesel announced that filming would begin in February in London. Filming will then move to Atlanta, Georgia and Boston, Massachusetts in April. Later next month, the ninth film had been reportedly pushed back to May 22, 2020. Filming will begin late May or early June at London and Vin Diesel announced it by March 5. 
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)Edit
Hobbs and Shaw join forces in order to stop a new threat emerging from Brixton Lore, a former MI6 agent turned cyber-genetically enhanced international terrorist.
Vin Diesel announced in an interview with Variety that potential spin-offs were in the early stages of development. A spin-off film centered around Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw was announced by Universal and set with a release date of July 26, 2019, with Variety reporting that Shane Black was being considered to direct and Morgan returning to write the script. The announcement of the spin-off provoked a response on Instagram by Tyrese Gibson, criticizing Johnson for causing the ninth Fast & Furious film to be delayed for another year.
Untitled female-centered film (TBA)Edit
In January 2019, Vin Diesel announced a film that will focus on female characters from the Fast & Furious film series. The actor mentioned that there are a total of three spin-off films currently in development. Nicole Perlman, Lindsey Beer, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet will serve as co-screenwriters on the project.
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)Edit
The short film was included on a new print of the DVD of the first film in June 2003 to bridge the first two films.
Brian O'Conner packs his bags and leaves Los Angeles, before the LAPD gets a chance to arrest him for letting Dominic escape. While the FBI launch a national manhunt for him, Brian travels across Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, winning every street race he participates in, with his red Mitsubishi 3000 GT. However, he is forced to ditch his car at a motel in San Antonio when police officers are notified of his presence. When they collect the car, he manages to hitch a ride from an unknown woman (Minka Kelly), despite her knowing who he really is. She drops him at a used car lot, with him realizing she knows that he is a wanted man. There, he buys a green Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. Later, collecting money from street races, he modifies the car with new rims and repaints it silver before traveling eastbound and winning more races on the way. Upon reaching Jacksonville, Florida, Brian heads south toward Miami, where he sees Slap Jack's Toyota Supra and Orange Julius' Mazda RX-7 (both 2 Fast 2 Furious characters), before the screen reads "2 be continued ...".
Los Bandoleros (2009)Edit
Tego Leo (Tego Calderón) is in a Dominican Republic prison, ranting about corporations holding back the electric car and starting wars for oil. Meanwhile, on the streets, Rico Santos (Don Omar) chats to an old man unable to find enough gas. Han Lue (Sung Kang) arrives, and is collected from the airport by Cara (Mirtha Michelle) and Malo (F. Valentino Morales). They drive him back to Santos' house, where his aunt Rubia (Adria Carrasco) is struggling with rising prices linked to the cost of gasoline, and Dominic is working on his car. The team then enjoy a welcome meal with the family. After breaking Leo out of prison, they head to a club, where Han and Cara flirt, while Dominic meets up with local politician Elvis (Juan Fernandez), who informs them of a window of opportunity to hijack a gasoline shipment. While relaxing at the club afterwards, Dominic is surprised by the arrival of Letty, who has tracked him from Mexico. The two drive together to the beach, where they "rekindle their relationship".
Below is a table of all films, both short and feature length, in chronological order. Real world release dates are also noted.
|1||The Fast and the Furious||June 22, 2001|
|—||The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious||June 3, 2003|
|2||2 Fast 2 Furious||June 6, 2003|
|—||Los Bandoleros||July 28, 2009|
|3||Fast & Furious||April 3, 2009|
|4||Fast Five||April 29, 2011|
|5||Fast & Furious 6||May 24, 2013|
|6||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||June 16, 2006|
|7||Furious 7||April 3, 2015|
|8||The Fate of the Furious||April 14, 2017|
|—||Hobbs & Shaw||August 2, 2019|
|9||Untitled ninth film||May 22, 2020|
|10||Untitled tenth film||April 2, 2021|
Additional crew & production detailsEdit
|Film||The Fast and the Furious
|2 Fast 2 Furious
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
|Fast & Furious
|Fast & Furious 6
|The Fate of the Furious|
|Cinematographer(s)||Ericson Core||Matthew F. Leonetti||Stephen F. Windon||Amir Mokri||Stephen F. Windon||Stephen F. Windon
|Stephen F. Windon|
|Composer||BT||David Arnold||Brian Tyler||Lucas Vidal||Brian Tyler|
|Editor(s)||Peter Honess||Bruce Cannon
Leigh Folsom Boyd
Leigh Folsom Boyd
Kirk M. Morri
|Costume Designer(s)||Sanja Milkovic Hays||Sanja Milcovic Hays Marlene Stewart|
|Production Designer||Waldemar Kalinowski||Keith Brian Burns||Ida Random||Peter Wenham||Jan Roelfs||Bill Brzeski|
|Running time||106 minutes||107 minutes||104 minutes||107 minutes||131 minutes (extended – 132 minutes)||130 minutes (extended – 131 minutes)||137 minutes (extended – 140 minutes)||136 minutes (extended – 148 minutes)|
Box office performanceEdit
|Film||Release date||Budget||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Ref(s)|
|The Fast and the Furious||June 22, 2001||$38 million||$144,533,925||$62,750,000||$207,283,925||#299||#573|||
|2 Fast 2 Furious||June 6, 2003||$76 million||$127,154,901||$109,195,760||$236,350,661||#388||#476|||
|Tokyo Drift||June 16, 2006||$85 million||$62,514,415||$95,953,877||$158,468,292||#1,121|||
|Fast & Furious||April 3, 2009||$85 million||$155,064,265||$208,100,000||$363,164,265||#281||#257||#244|||
|Fast Five||April 29, 2011||$125 million||$209,837,675||$416,300,000||$626,137,675||#137||#85||#89|||
|Fast & Furious 6||May 24, 2013||$160 million||$238,679,850||$550,000,000||$788,679,850||#101||#38||#49|||
|Furious 7||April 3, 2015||$190 million||$353,007,020||$1,163,038,891||$1,516,045,911||#37||#3||#6|||
|The Fate of the Furious||April 14, 2017||$250 million||$226,008,385||$1,009,996,733||$1,236,005,118||#140||#6||#11|||
|The Fast and the Furious||53% (149 reviews)||58 (34 critics)||B+|
|2 Fast 2 Furious||36% (159 reviews)||38 (36 critics)||A−|
|The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||38% (136 reviews)||45 (32 critics)||A−|
|Fast & Furious||29% (174 reviews)||46 (28 critics)||A−|
|Fast Five||77% (197 reviews)||66 (41 critics)||A|
|Fast & Furious 6||70% (203 reviews)||61 (39 critics)||A|
|Furious 7||81% (253 reviews)||67 (50 critics)||A|
|The Fate of the Furious||67% (288 reviews)||56 (45 critics)||A|
Theme park attractionsEdit
Universal has incorporated several theme park attractions involving the Fast & Furious franchise. Universal Studios Hollywood and its Studio Tour has featured several of the picture car vehicles. From 2006 to 2013, The Fast and the Furious: Extreme Close-Up attraction was part of the Studio Tour. On June 25, 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood allotted the final portion of their Studio Tour for the dark ride Fast & Furious: Supercharged. Universal Orlando opened a ride of the same name April 23, 2018.
Fast & Furious LiveEdit
Fast & Furious Live is a live show that combines stunt drivers, pyrotechnics and projection mapping. The show had two preview shows on January 11–12, 2018 at Liverpool's Echo Arena. It officially began its tour at London's The O2 Arena on January 19, 2018, followed by a worldwide tour until later in 2018. On March 1, 2018, it was revealed on the tour's website that five new dates had been released for September.
The following list is sourced from the tour's website.
|Tour||Cities||Shows||Start date||End date|
|UK||London||2||19 January 2018||20 January 2018|
|Newcastle; Manchester; Birmingham; Sheffield; Belfast; Glasgow||18||6 April 2018||13 May 2018|
|Worldwide||Antwerp; Turin; Vienna; Munich; Arnhem; Cologne; Montpellier; Lisbon||22||26 January 2018||17 March 2018|
|Zürich; Stockholm; Oslo; Helsinki; Copenhagen; Berlin; Paris; Turin; Amsterdam; Prague||26||18 May 2018||22 September 2018|
UK tour datesEdit
|The O2 Arena||London||2||19/20 January 2018|
|Metro Radio Arena||Newcastle||3||6–8 April 2018|
|Manchester Arena||Manchester||3||13–15 April 2018|
|Arena Birmingham||Birmingham||3||20–22 April 2018|
|The SSE Arena||Belfast||3||27–29 April 2018|
|FlyDSA Arena||Sheffield||3||4–6 May 2018|
|The SSE Hydro||Glasgow||3||11–13 May 2018|
Worldwide tour datesEdit
|Sportpaleis||Antwerp||Belgium||3||26–28 January 2018|
|Pala Alpitour||Turin||Italy||3||2–4 February 2018|
|Wiener Stadthalle||Vienna||Austria||3||9–11 February 2018|
|Olympiahalle||Munich||Germany||3||16–18 February 2018|
|Gelredome||Arnhem||The Netherlands||2||24/25 February 2018|
|Lanxess Arena||Cologne||Germany||3||2–4 March 2018|
|Park&Suites Arena||Montpellier||France||3||9–11 March 2018|
|Altice Arena||Lisbon||Portugal||2||16/17 March 2018|
|Hallenstadion||Zürich||Switzerland||3||18–20 May 2018|
|Ericsson Globe||Stockholm||Sweden||3||25–27 May 2018|
|Telenor Arena||Oslo||Norway||3||1–3 June 2018|
|Hartwall Arena||Helsinki||Finland||3||8–10 June 2018|
|Royal Arena||Copenhagen||Denmark||3||15–17 June 2018|
|Mercedes-Benz Arena||Berlin||Germany||3||22–24 June 2018|
|AccorHotels Arena||Paris||France||3||29 June–1 July 2018|
|Pala Alpitour||Turin||Italy||2||7/8 September 2018|
|Ziggo Dome||Amsterdam||The Netherlands||1||15 September 2018|
|O2 Arena||Prague||Czech Republic||2||21/22 September 2018|
The film series has spawned several racing video games for various systems. The arcade game The Fast and the Furious (known as Wild Speed in Japan) was released by Raw Thrills in 2004. In 2006, the video game The Fast and the Furious was released for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. Several games (The Fast and the Furious: Pink Slip, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious: Adrenaline, Fast & Furious 6: The Game and Fast & Furious Legacy) have all been released for iOS and are available on the iTunes App Store; for Android devices there is an official version of Fast & Furious 6: The Game and Fast & Furious Legacy. In 2013, Fast & Furious: Showdown was released for the PC (Windows OS), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Various cars, locations and characters from the series have also appeared in the Facebook game Car Town. In 2015, in a deal with Microsoft Studios, a standalone expansion of Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One and Xbox 360 was released titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.
Toys and model kitsEdit
Racing Champions released diecast metal replicas of the film's cars in different scales from 1/18 to 1/64. RadioShack sold ZipZaps micro RC versions of the cars in 2002. 1/24-scale plastic model kits of the hero cars were manufactured by AMT Ertl. Johnny Lightning, under the JL Full Throttle Brand, released 1/64th and 1/24th models of the cars from Tokyo Drift. These models were designed by Diecast Hall of Fame designer Eric Tscherne. Greenlight has also sold cars from the new films in the series and some from the previous films. Hot Wheels has released 1/64 models since 2013.
The Fast and the Furious franchise was filmed in a number of countries including: Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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