"Fast And Furious Live" Brings The Action To Arenas Everywhere
Vin Diesel made the announcement, though details are still murky at this pointby Kirby Garlitos, on
As if eight full-length movies, a series of video games, and a handful of short movies aren’t enough to satisfy our craving for anything Fast and Furious, we’ll now be treated to a series of live shows featuring Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto talking about, well, Fast and Furious. Yes, Fast and Furious Live is apparently a real thing now, and I don’t know exactly how I feel about it.
No less than Diesel himself confirmed the news in a Facebook post that straddled the line between revealing and confusing throughout its entirety. Diesel even donned his Dominic Toretto garb to briefly talk about the live show, something he said that hasn’t been done before, at least in the planned scale that he and his team are preparing for. That said, Diesel doesn’t seem to know the full schedule of the live show just yet, only revealing that he thinks the first show will be held at the 02 Arena in London before trekking the world for the succeeding installments. There’s a website – fastandfuriouslive.com – that’s also been created to find updates, but at the moment, there’s little else but Facebook and Instagram posts, as well generic teasers in it. Still, this Fast and Furious Live show appears to be something that’s happening soon, possibly at an arena near you.
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There are some interesting aspects about Fast and Furious Live
Diesel is preparing with a host of other people, but a big part of that indignation comes from having a little bit too much Fast and Furious in our lives.
I may have been a little harsh about my initial reaction to the planned Fast and Furious Live shows that Diesel is preparing with a host of other people, but a big part of that indignation comes from having a little bit too much Fast and Furious in our lives. I mean, Fast 8 just showed in cinemas earlier this year, doing pretty well for itself with global box office returns amounting to $1.2 billion. You’d think that Diesel, Universal, or any of the others involved in the franchise would give it a little room to breathe, right?
Apparently not because Fast and Furious Live is happening sometime next year. The possibility of the franchise spreading itself too thin is already happening without a live show being thrown in the mix. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it, but I will indulge those who can’t get enough of the franchise.
So, what do we know so far about Fast and Furious Live that Diesel didn’t mention in his Facebook post? According to CBR.com, Chris Hughes and James Cooke-Priest are the organizers behind the show. They also happen to have been running point on the Top Gear Live tour so, at the very least, Fast and Furious Live will be run by people who know what they’re doing.
Fast and Furious Live will have a callback of some of the franchise’s most memorable stunts.
Then there’s the aspect of content and treatment. Is Fast and Furious Live going to be exactly like Top Gear Live? It’s hard to tell at this point, but the same CBR report indicated that “signature cars” from the movie franchise will make appearances in the show. Likewise, Diesel also mentioned that Fast and Furious Live will have a callback of some of the franchise’s most memorable stunts, something that hopefully includes a rationale explanation on the 20-mile airport runway in Fast 6 or how the Lykan Hypersport was able to jump between not one, but two buildings in Fast 7.
Hopefully, Fast and Furious Live turns into something of a unique experience for fans of the franchise. I’m already skeptical about the decision to hold one for exposure reasons, but if it’s executed properly, I’d be very happy to be proven wrong.
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