Dwayne Johnson is returning to the “Fast and Furious” universe with a brand new standalone movie, reprising his franchise function as Luke Hobbs.
Universal Pictures introduced the challenge on Thursday. Longtime “Fast and Furious” collaborator Chris Morgan wrote the untitled movie’s script. Plot particulars weren’t accessible, although people conversant in the deal stated the brand new film will bridge between the occasions of the just-released “Fast X” and the upcoming “Fast X: Part II,” which is predicted in 2025. Johnson simply appeared as Hobbs, a diplomatic safety service agent, in a credit scene for “Fast X.”
Johnson will produce the movie with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia for his or her Seven Bucks Productions, together with Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent by way of their One Race Films. Additional producers embody Chris Morgan for his Chris Morgan Productions, Jeff Kirschenbaum for Roth/Kirschenbaum Films and Neal Moritz for Original Film.
Screenwriter Morgan wrote and produced “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and “The Fate of the Furious.” He’s additionally scripted and government produced the fifth, sixth and seventh entries within the franchise. Directed by Louis Leterrier, “Fast X” opened at No. 1 around the globe in May with $320 million and have become the second-biggest world opening of 2023.
Johnson introduced Hobbs’ return with a video posted to social media with the caption: “Your reactions around the world to Hobbs’ return in ‘Fast X’ have blown us away. The next ‘Fast & Furious’ film you’ll see the legendary lawman in will be the Hobbs movie that will serve as a fresh, new chapter & set up for ‘Fast X: Part II.’”
“Last summer Vin Diesel and I put all the past behind us,” Johnson added. “We’ll lead with brotherhood and resolve – and always take care of the franchise, characters & fans that we love. I’ve built my career on an ‘audience first’ mentality and that will always serve as my north star.”
Johnson is repped by WME, attorneys Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc. and The Lede Company.
Seven Bucks has co-produced movies like Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” and the DC Studios entires “Black Adam” and “DC League of Super-Pets.” Original sequence embody NBC’s “Young Rock” and “The Titan Games.” Johnson will subsequent produce and star in “Red One” at Amazon Studios and Disney’s live-action “Moana.”