The Fast and the Furious Spinoff Starring The Rock And Jason Statham Being Planned

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The Fast and the Furious franchise has skyrocketed to worldwide fame ever since the series decided to ditch the street racing genre.

Despite the death of Paul Walker, the series lives on thanks to it getting big stars and showcasing crazy action. The formula has worked as many people still watch the movies.

Now it seems as if Universal wants to do more with the series other than making the 9th and 10th films.

According to a report from Deadline, Universal Pictures is now going ahead to make a spinoff movie starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham.

The spinoff was in jeopardy a few weeks ago due to the personal beef Vin Diesel had with The Rock.

The Fate of the Furious was originally going to have a post credits scene with The Rock and Jason Statham's characters. The post credits scene was deleted from the theatrical version of the film thanks to Vin Diesel.

However, Vin Diesel and The Rock have now buried the hatchet and the spinoff is going ahead. This spinoff movie will be written by Chris Morgan.

Morgan has been the screenwriter for the series ever since 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He has been successful in somewhat reinventing the series since it's more action than street racing these days.

Universal Pictures wants to do a spinoff mainly due to the great chemistry The Rock and Jason Statham had with one another while filming The Fate of the Furious.

Not to mention The Rock is Hollywood's biggest star and the movie is expected to do well thanks to his popularity.

Morgan has yet to write a script for the spinoff as it's just being discussed.

It's possible the movie will go ahead as The Fast and the Furious series is Universal Pictures' most successful film franchise.

They need something in order to compete with all the Star Wars and comic book movies being made in the future.

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