Vin Diesel to direct Fast and Furious prequel

August 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm 2 comments

I’ll admit it — I liked the first installment of “The Fast and The Furious.” It was fun for what it was: a mindless summer blockbuster. Then “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Tokyo Drift” really set the bar low — like, really low — for the potential, now inevitable, fourth movie in the series.

And with the news that No. 4 is on its way, and that Tyrese will not be reprising his role, Vin Diesel has come out to state that he has been brought on to direct a 20-minute prequel to the upcoming movie. The film will — speculatively — fill in the gaps of what Vin Diesel character, who was absent in the second and third movies, has been doing since we last saw him oh so many years ago.This coming from Coming Soon:

Diesel will star in the prequel along with Michelle Rodriguez reprising her role as Letty and Sung Kang returning as Han. Diesel didn’t say how the prequel would premiere; it could be on a DVD, online, TV, etc.

I don’t even think this news deserves the effort I would need to put in to rant about it — there’s no way I’m paying money to see a fourth “Fast and Furious,” let alone a short film directed by Diesel himself.

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