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Is The Rock about to get faster and more furious?

05.07.2010

Dwayne Johnson recently wrapped filming on his next action flick, FASTER, but apparently that's not fast enough for him. The erstwhile Rock is in talks with Universal to co-star in FAST FIVE, the upcoming continuation of the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.

There are precious few details to go with at this point but no deal has been set and negotiations don't look like they've even begun. What role Johnson would play in the film is unclear but if I had to guess, I'd think he'd be taking a villainous role in the film (I can't imagine a protagonist role large enough to satisfy Johnson's stardom). The initial press release announcing FAST FIVE said that Diesel and Walker would be on the run from a "legendary lawman" and I'm guessing that's the role for Johnson.

Vin Diesel updated his Facebook page in March to say that director Justin Lin was scouting locations in Brazil for the upcoming saga. I'm guessing Universal wants this movie for summer 2011 so expect filming to begin this fall sometime. And this isn't the news you want to hear but producer Neal Moritz recently said that while the film won't be shot in 3D, there's a good chance it will be released in 3D.

Extra Tidbit: Justin Lin directed last night's instant classic episode of "Community" which you can watch here.
Source: Deadline

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9:53PM on 05/09/2010
hmmm.... me thinks this could be good!
hmmm.... me thinks this could be good!
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9:51PM on 05/09/2010
hmmm.... me thinks this could be good!
hmmm.... me thinks this could be good!
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10:37PM on 05/07/2010

That was Lin!

Oh what a glorious day. The Rock Vs. The Diesel....and the best most funniest damn episode of a comedy let alone Community last night. I didn't know Lin had something like that in him...oh wait...he has a good enough sense of humor to direct the last 2 F&F movies. And I mean that in a complementary way. I dig it!
Oh what a glorious day. The Rock Vs. The Diesel....and the best most funniest damn episode of a comedy let alone Community last night. I didn't know Lin had something like that in him...oh wait...he has a good enough sense of humor to direct the last 2 F&F movies. And I mean that in a complementary way. I dig it!
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10:34PM on 05/07/2010

That was Lin!

Oh what a glorious day. The Rock Vs. The Diesel....and the best most funniest damn episode of a comedy let alone Community last night. I didn't know Lin had something like that in him...oh wait...he has a good enough sense of humor to direct the last 2 F&F movies. And I mean that in a complementary way. I dig it!
Oh what a glorious day. The Rock Vs. The Diesel....and the best most funniest damn episode of a comedy let alone Community last night. I didn't know Lin had something like that in him...oh wait...he has a good enough sense of humor to direct the last 2 F&F movies. And I mean that in a complementary way. I dig it!
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10:28PM on 05/07/2010
I which movie has his acting been anything but wooden?
I which movie has his acting been anything but wooden?
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3:47PM on 05/09/2010
"Be Cool", which he was pretty damn funny in. Also he was pretty good in "The Rundown".
"Be Cool", which he was pretty damn funny in. Also he was pretty good in "The Rundown".
9:53PM on 05/09/2010
yea Be Cool got a bad rap in my opinion. I really liked that movie, and the rock was pretty funny in it!
yea Be Cool got a bad rap in my opinion. I really liked that movie, and the rock was pretty funny in it!
6:41PM on 05/07/2010
BRING THE PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BRING THE PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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6:30PM on 05/07/2010
This has been an unexpectedly cool series of films that have constantly entertained. I can't watch much of the original though, but have enjoyed all but the 4th (which I haven't seen)...

That being said, I think Dwayne Johnson is one of the most incorrectly represented actors in the business. He really needs to act in cooler movies (What's he done decently since The Rundown?) cause he really has such charisma and timing. This guy should be making the huge Schwarzenegger time action films,
This has been an unexpectedly cool series of films that have constantly entertained. I can't watch much of the original though, but have enjoyed all but the 4th (which I haven't seen)...

That being said, I think Dwayne Johnson is one of the most incorrectly represented actors in the business. He really needs to act in cooler movies (What's he done decently since The Rundown?) cause he really has such charisma and timing. This guy should be making the huge Schwarzenegger time action films, not the bloody Tooth Fairy... I digress, If the Brahma Bull's gonna be in a Fast & Furious movie I'm there!
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4:07PM on 05/07/2010
The "villians" were pretty weak in the last few Fast and furious movies, so I like the idea of casting the Rock. I feel like he'd be a good fit for these movies, something that allows him to do both some action and comedy.
The "villians" were pretty weak in the last few Fast and furious movies, so I like the idea of casting the Rock. I feel like he'd be a good fit for these movies, something that allows him to do both some action and comedy.
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2:23PM on 05/07/2010

Rock is Back

after a disastrous movie like the tooth fairy is good to see the Rock doing something worthwhile. i guess he fired his agent for getting him crappy roles...
after a disastrous movie like the tooth fairy is good to see the Rock doing something worthwhile. i guess he fired his agent for getting him crappy roles...
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1:28PM on 05/07/2010
I think it would be interesting to see The Rock go against Diesel. I hope that this falls into place.
I think it would be interesting to see The Rock go against Diesel. I hope that this falls into place.
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11:54AM on 05/07/2010
I would rather see Dwayne in a movie against Riddick as a bounty hunter with Riddick in his sights
I would rather see Dwayne in a movie against Riddick as a bounty hunter with Riddick in his sights
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5:43PM on 05/07/2010
I like that all the bounty hunters are fucked-up back-stabbing little weasels and not buff muscle-men. He'd be in sharp contrast to that.
I like that all the bounty hunters are fucked-up back-stabbing little weasels and not buff muscle-men. He'd be in sharp contrast to that.
10:36PM on 05/07/2010
Maybe....seeing some other sterotypical action guys would be cool too...maybe Statham, but I'd love to see Olyphant in this.
Maybe....seeing some other sterotypical action guys would be cool too...maybe Statham, but I'd love to see Olyphant in this.
11:45AM on 05/07/2010
I was just thinking about The ROCK driving today and thought how he needs to be in more action flicks and I mean ones that are like instant classics. The 5th installment to a crappy franchise is not what I was hoping for.
I was just thinking about The ROCK driving today and thought how he needs to be in more action flicks and I mean ones that are like instant classics. The 5th installment to a crappy franchise is not what I was hoping for.
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10:35AM on 05/07/2010
I just want to see The Rock back in action movies period. It's where the dude belongs.
I just want to see The Rock back in action movies period. It's where the dude belongs.
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9:50AM on 05/07/2010
I enjoyed the fourth F&F.
It's not like we needed a fifth, but we all knew it would be inevitable.
PLus I live in Brazil so it should be interesting....who knows, I might even get a role =D
I enjoyed the fourth F&F.
It's not like we needed a fifth, but we all knew it would be inevitable.
PLus I live in Brazil so it should be interesting....who knows, I might even get a role =D
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9:48AM on 05/07/2010

I dont care

The Fast and the Furious movies suck so I don't care. The first movie was just a huge rip off of Point Break they just replaced the surf board with a car and instead of robing banks they ripped off trucks.
The Fast and the Furious movies suck so I don't care. The first movie was just a huge rip off of Point Break they just replaced the surf board with a car and instead of robing banks they ripped off trucks.
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9:40AM on 05/07/2010
Love The Rock, hate Fast and Furious. 'Nuff said
Love The Rock, hate Fast and Furious. 'Nuff said
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11:43AM on 05/07/2010
Same
Same
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9:38AM on 05/07/2010

The Rock vs Vin Diesel

who would win? i vote the rock, he's taller, funnier, would trash-talk diesel into oblivion.
The Rock: "The Rock says this, Vin Diesel, do you acutally think for a single soletary second you could beat The Rock?"
Vin: "Heh, well Rock i..."
The Rock: "IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK! Know your role and shut your mouth, jabroni!"
and so on and so forth. youtube him for more funny WWF stuff
who would win? i vote the rock, he's taller, funnier, would trash-talk diesel into oblivion.
The Rock: "The Rock says this, Vin Diesel, do you acutally think for a single soletary second you could beat The Rock?"
Vin: "Heh, well Rock i..."
The Rock: "IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK! Know your role and shut your mouth, jabroni!"
and so on and so forth. youtube him for more funny WWF stuff
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9:29AM on 05/07/2010
I just love The Rock. He is awesome and likable (I mean, JUST LOOK AT THAT FUCKING PICTURE) & this could be awesome.
I just love The Rock. He is awesome and likable (I mean, JUST LOOK AT THAT FUCKING PICTURE) & this could be awesome.
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9:27AM on 05/07/2010

Saw it coming a mile away.

Ever since The Rundown I kept telling myself (and others) that The Rock would be a perfect fit in a Fast & Furious movie. Don't know why, it just seemed that way. So it's safe to say that this piece of news is a lil' bizarre for me because I've had this notion for years but never took it seriously, and now it's happening, so it feels weird. Anyway, The Rock would do well in it. It's nice to see him back in action flicks and not wearing dumbass wings or pajamas or whatever the hell it takes to
Ever since The Rundown I kept telling myself (and others) that The Rock would be a perfect fit in a Fast & Furious movie. Don't know why, it just seemed that way. So it's safe to say that this piece of news is a lil' bizarre for me because I've had this notion for years but never took it seriously, and now it's happening, so it feels weird. Anyway, The Rock would do well in it. It's nice to see him back in action flicks and not wearing dumbass wings or pajamas or whatever the hell it takes to get kids laughing these days.
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9:16AM on 05/07/2010
Extra Tidbit. Saw that episode last night, it was hilarious.
Extra Tidbit. Saw that episode last night, it was hilarious.
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9:14AM on 05/07/2010

Yeh

Im all for this. He can teach Paul Walker how to act, and might even bring some comedy to the table. The action scenes with him and Diesel could be immense!
Im all for this. He can teach Paul Walker how to act, and might even bring some comedy to the table. The action scenes with him and Diesel could be immense!
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10:33AM on 05/07/2010
Watch Running Scared. Walker OWNED in that movie.
Watch Running Scared. Walker OWNED in that movie.
5:44PM on 05/07/2010
Amen.

Also good in Pleasantville...but that's cpmpletely different.
Amen.

Also good in Pleasantville...but that's cpmpletely different.
7:57PM on 05/08/2010
I'm definitely not a fan of Paul Walker at all.....but he did to an incredible job in Running Scared. That movie in general is very under rated.
I'm definitely not a fan of Paul Walker at all.....but he did to an incredible job in Running Scared. That movie in general is very under rated.
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