Dwayne Johnson will join the cast of ‘Fast Five’, the fifth installment of the Furious franchise which still leaves fans of chase thriller wanting more.
The’ Fast and Furious 4’ grossed a $155,064,265 domestically and $359,264,265 worldwide (making it the most successful film in the franchise) and is the second highest-grossing film in the car genre, behind ‘Cars’.
The franchise which has managed to retain most of its talent since its first installment will have Johnson playing Hobbs, a cop on the trail of street racers Van Diesel and Paul Walker. Justin Lin will direct the ‘Fast Five’, his third in the series. According to him ,the challenge in directing the series has been in trying to top its muscle cars and muscled stars.
I think what keeps it going is that it's not really about cars, Lin said to USA Today. I have to be honest: I'm not a big car guy. At the core, ‘Fast and Furious’ is about family and how to create them.
Getting Dwayne Johnson has added to the muscle power. One of the things I've always loved about the franchise — the reason I think it's been so successful over the years — is that they never stop trying to up the action, Johnson said in an interview .
Johnson will wield his muscle with a Gurkha, a 10-ton armored military vehicle that looks like a Humvee on high on adrenalin.
The shooting for the film ended in November and it is slated for release in April. Producer Neal H Moritsz of Universal 4 revealed in an interview that the sixth installment of the series is also being developed.