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  When we're not writing about cars or driving them, we like to kick back with some popcorn and watch movies starring our favorite four-wheeled machines. In this section, get a jump on upcoming movies featuring one of our greatest loves: cars.

Posted on by Simona  

On November 30, 2013, Paul Walker was involved in a horrific crash that cost him his life. Back then it was not known how Roger Rodas — the driver at the time of the accident and former race car driver — lost the control of the Porsche Carrera GT . It was pretty clear that speed was the main factor, but there was no official cause provided by the police.

Now, according to the final report from the L.A. County Coroner’s Office, it looks like the Carrera GT was driving at more than 100 mph before the moment of impact. Police officials said that the car was headed east on Hercules Street "at an unsafe speed, approximately 100+ mph," lost control for some "unknown reasons," and hit both a tree and a light post. The car then spun around another 180 degrees, hit another tree and burst into flames.

The same report stated that Rodas was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol.

After his death, Universal Studios announced that the release date for the new series in the Fast and Furious franchise was moved from July 2014 to April 10, 2015.

This final piece is hopefully the final piece of news regarding this tragedy and serves as a reminder that no matter how good of a driver you are and how awesome the car is, always save the crazy driving for the race track...

Click past the jump to watch a cool tribute to Paul Walker.

The movie adaptation of Go Like Hell already hasA-lister Tom Cruise in the fold and if recent reports are accurate, Cruise is set to be joined by another Hollywood heavyweight: Brad Pitt.

The two last co-starred in the 1994 movie Interview with a Vampire and the potential co-starring role will ignite a move that’s already being billed as a blockbuster adaptation of the A.J. Baime book that chronicled the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari during their glory years at Le Mans .

It’s already been reported that Cruise will be playing the role of Carroll Shelby in the movie with Joseph Kosinski sitting in the director’s chair. There’s been no mention of what role Pitt will play in the movie but if it’s any indication, it won’t come as a surprise if he stars as Ferrari’s very own patriarch, Enzo Ferrari.

It’ll be very interesting to see how the cast for Go Like Hell builds up. But with Cruise and possibly Pitt on board, it’s going to be one heck of a blockbuster.

Click past the jump to read the official synopsis of Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari and Their Battle for Speed and Glory at Le Mans

"Fast and Furious" Star, Paul Walker, Dies in a Car Crash

It’s been almost a month since that Paul Walker and Roger Rodas tragically lost their lives , and while pangs of sadness remains in a lot of us, we can’t even begin to imagine how those people close to Walker are coming to grips with his death.

Fast & Furious co-star and real-life buddy, Vin Diesel, seems to be doing as good a job as you can expect, given the circumstances. Just a few hours ago, Diesel took to his Facebook page to share a photo of him and Walker in one of the climactic scenes of Fast & Furious 6, describing the moment as one that had a "unique sense of completion, of pride we shared… in the film we were now completing… the magic captured… and, in just how far we’ve come…"

But the real important news that Diesel announced was the movie’s new release date, which he said is going to be April 10, 2015.

The movie was initially scheduled to be released in July next year, but Walker’s death pushed the production back with questions on who is going to continue his scenes. Rumors have spread that his brother, Cody, will be hired to do the job , and there probably won’t be a better choice given the similarities the two brothers have with each other.

So yea, April 10, 2015 is the new release date of Fast & Furious 7, according to Diesel. Circle the date on your calendars, fellas.

Click past the jump to read Vin Diesel’s Facebook post and watch all six trailers of the previews six Fast & Furious movies

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The upcoming Need For Speed movie will be released in March 2014, and of course, all we’ve seen until now were some teaser videos. Today, we get a behind-the-scenes look at how the stunts that we’ll see in the upcoming movie were made.

Most of them were coordinated by Lance Gilbert — the famous Hollywood stuntman and coordinator, mostly known for his work at Titanic, Spider-Man 3 and Fast Five, but with over 100 credits to his career. His latest project is Need for Speed where he seems to be doing a fantastic job, or so it appears from this video.

While many directors and picture companies have moved their stunts to CGI, Lance wanted to do all the work using real cars. Check out the above video to see how Lance managed to do all those cool stunts that we will get to see in the movie.

The Internet went up in a fury after multiple reports indicated that Justin Bieber may replace Paul Walker in Fast & Furious 7, but now another report seems to indicate a replacement that is a little closer to the departed star of the franchise.

According to various outlets, Paul’s similar-looking younger brother, Cody, is in talks with Universal to step in to film his big brother’s final scenes. Cody has previously worked as a stuntman, so replacing one of the most important characters in the Fast & Furious franchise, would be a huge step up in the ranks for the younger Walker.

A report from Daily Mail claims that Cody would not necessarily be a star of the film, but rather shot from a distance and from behind in the remaining scenes that Paul was supposed to be a part of. The report also claims that any closer shots would include CGI to paste Paul’s face onto Cody’s body, The latter of these two rumors seems a little farfetched, but Universal may be desperate to avoid reshooting the entire F&F 7. Additionally, Daily Mail also reported that the Walker family is involved in how Walker will exit the series.

In the above image, you can see just how similar looking Cody (far left) and Paul (far right) are. We can see exactly why Universal would consider using him as the fill-in to complete Fast & Furious 7.

If there is any validity to this report, it would be a far more acceptable step than bringing "The Bieb" into the franchise. Then again, could Cody fill the slot vacated by his brother and not feel like he is profiting off of his sibling’s death? We’re not saying that this is the case; in fact, we feel the exact opposite — it would be a nice tribute to Walker to have his brother fill in — but would his brother be capable of handling the role without feeling guilty?

We’ll keep an eye on the situation to if there is any truth to these rumors.

For now, you can click past the jump to watch the Smoking Tire feature on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas’ awesome garage. It’s certainly a good watch and a fitting tribute to these two car lovers.

Source: Daily Mail
"Fast and Furious" Star, Paul Walker, Dies in a Car Crash

The sudden and unfortunate death of actor Paul Walker opened up a whole lot of questions about the future of the Fast & Furious franchise.

First question is will the seventh movie continue or will the whole franchise be sent to the archives? If it is going to continue, how will writers address his death in a manner that wouldn’t hurt the movie and more importantly, would pay respects to the man who has been the cornerstone, along with Vin Diesel, of the entire franchise?

Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fast & Furious 7 will go on as planned, except that it will come with a lot of revisions to the original script. The changes center around how to give Walker’s character, Brian O’Connor, the proper send-off and doing it in a manner that can be tied into the movie. It’s a task that’s far easier said than done, but Chris Morgan, the man who penned the movie’s first script, is already working on all the rewrites and if everything goes according to schedule, production of the movie will reopen sometime in January

There’s still a strong possibility that the scenes Paul Walker was able to shoot will still be used, making such a dramatic transition that much more important in the grand scheme of things both for Walker’s legacy and that of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Click past the jump to watch first six trailers of all the Fast & Furious movies that have been made

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The sudden death of actor Paul Walker came as a massive shock to all of us. Popularly known as Brian O’Connor, his contribution to the Fast & Furious series will always be cherished in the hearts of his friends, family and fans alike.

Walker played the character of an undercover cop turned road racer in the movie and starred alongside Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto). The first installment of the movie featured some of the greatest tuner cars of the 1990s and one such car that caught everyone’s attention was the MK IV Toyota Supra.

One of the most famous scenes in the movie was the drag race between the Supra (driven by Paul Walker) and Vin Diesel in his 1970 Dodge Charger R/T , which nearly ended in a dead heat, but not before some intense high-speed action involving a freight train at a railroad crossing and some serious air time.

We take a look at the orange Toyota Supra that rose to fame thanks to its role in the The Fast and the Furious.

Click past the jump to read more about the MK IV Toyota Supra Turbo

With the untimely and horrific death of a shining star of automotive film, Paul Walker, we are also faced with the reality that the loss of the star could spell the end of the Fast & Furious series. With Fast & Furious 7 already in the works, we were uncertain what would happen with the movie, which is scheduled for release on July 11, 2014, when the news of Walker’s death came out.

According to several reports, Fast & Furious 7 will not be scrapped, but it may be delayed, due to Walkers death. According to the report, Universal executives said that there may be some "rewrites and delays," but as of now, the film is still set to continue with production. A separate report, from TMZ, stated that key scenes with Walker were set for shooting just a few days from now, so this means the rewrites will likely be very heavy.

What weighs on our minds now, besides the tragic loss of this all-around good human being, is what will happen with the Fast & Furious franchise as a whole. Does the studio continue on without Walker’s character (Brian O’Conner)? Do they replace Walker as one of the leads? Do they simply end the series with the seventh installment?

We are willing to put our dollar on the series ending with Fast & Furious 7, as we expect the delays that the a studio rep spoke of — in anonymity, of course — to be a rewrite of the ending to wrap up the entire series.

We’re sure that that studio executives will address the situation, but that will likely not come until after the film’s release.

We’ll keep an eye out for any more details regarding the franchise.

Click past the jump to see the trailers for all six Fast & Furious movies.

Source: TMZ

Today we come to you with a heavy heart with the announcement that Paul Walker, one of the stars of the Fast and Furious series, has died in a car crash . Earlier on Saturday, there were rumors that he had perished in a car accident, but the horrible news was confirmed Saturday at 10:14 p.m. on his official Twitter page.

According to the report and witness statements, Walker was a passenger in a red Porsche Carrera GT , which was driven by a friend of his. The car was apparently speeding, per the Los Angeles Sherrif’s Department’s report, and it slammed into a light pole.

By the time EMTs and other emergency personnel arrived on the scene, the Porsche was engulfed in flames. Walker and his friend, whose name was not released, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul is survived by a 15-year-old daughter and leaves millions of Fast and Furious fans with a heavy heart. Numerous Fast and Furious cast member expressed their emotions through various social media sites, including Vin Diesel, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Tyrese Gibson. He was just 40 years old...

Update 12/1/2013 10:20 a.m.: Reports are suggesting that the driver of the Porsche was Roger Roda, who was a close personal friend of Walker’s and a professional racecar driver who had participated in the Pirelli World Challenge. The crash occurred following a charity event that the two attended.

Source: Yahoo

There’s a lot of hype building around the upcoming release of the Need for Speed movie and for good reason, the racing game franchise has become one of the most iconic in the history of video games and a move towards the big screen is usually a sign of a healthy financial standing.

The first trailer was released a few months ago and while it did little to spark our interest in the movie, we did see that the whole thing is filled with lots and lots of supercars . That and Aaron Paul, our dude from Breaking Bad, will play the starring role in it.

Following up on that teaser trailer, the full length trailer for Need for Speed has finally been released, giving us a better indication on what we can expect when the movie is released in March 2014. It might be hard for Need for Speed to compete with the Fast & Furious franchise, but if the movie plays it smartly and develops an identity of its own, it probably won’t need to.

The many fans of the video game franchise will make sure of that.

Click past the jump to watch an on-the-set preview for Need for Speed: The Movie


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