French director Louis Leterrier wanted to return to the “integrity” of the first fast and angry film. (Photo: AFP)
PARIS: French director Louis Leterrier was a regular fan of The Fast and the Furious when the multi-billion dollar franchise began more than two decades ago. Now he finished it.
“I was a huge fan, I bought my ticket on the Champs-Elysees in 2001, I became a manager and now I’m finishing the franchise,” Leterrier told AFP. “This never happens!”
The 49-year-old has taken over managerial duties for the last two installments – incl. X is fast which will hit theaters around the world next week.
He told AFP that his goal is to restore contact with the “safety” of the first batch, which dates back to 2001.
“Well, there’s still some pretty crazy stuff out there but at least we’re on the ground,” Leterrier said, referring to the latest release, fast 9, This upped the ante by driving the car into space.
The sprawling series followed the adventures of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), an ex-criminal who becomes a Los Angeles street racing star, and the gang he considers family.
From a relatively modest car-focused horror flick with pimps, the series has grown to challenge the Hollywood superhero giant, grossing more than $6.6 billion at the global box office.
With bloated budgets, as well as bizarre stunts and stories. But Letry said he wanted to bring things back down to earth.
He said, “Nothing is more impossible when it comes to stunts, but I don’t want to lose sight of the impossible.
“I want to push reality, to turn cinema into another dimension, but above all I have to tell human stories.”
This time, Dom and his friends fight the enemy’s son, whom they once again defeat in the fifth installment, played by Jason Momoa (Aquaman).
They were joined by regulars like Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham, as well as Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Brie Larson.
As with other films in the series, the viewer moves to the four corners of the world, from Rio de Janeiro to London, and from Antarctica to Portugal.
Leterrier said, “I’m going back to basics. It means leaving the computer and going back to the physical world.”
“The cars are really driven. The fires are really real.”
The final chapter is due out next year and tells Leterrier where it’s headed.
“The sequel wasn’t filmed at the same time but it was filmed at the same time, so we know where the movie will end up,” he said.
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His lips sealed the details, but he promised her she would go “somewhere Hollywood doesn’t usually go…and back to where it all began.”