Fast X’s High Speed Street Race Was Added To The Script As An Afterthought

Jason Momoa, who performs the villain Dante in “Fast X,” was upset he did not get to drive extra within the film. Still, no less than he obtained to participate in a traditional “Fast & Furious” road race. At one level, Dom (Vin Diesel) takes on Dante in a race designed to convey an finish to the evil-doer’s grand plan. According to Louis Leterrier, who took over directing duties after Justin Lin’s abrupt exit from the mission, that race was an necessary addition to the unique script.

When Leterrier took over from Lin, he did an nearly whole rewrite of the “Fast X” script. He was additionally intent on including a road race, telling Entertainment Weekly:

“That was not in the script, it’s something I added. I actually wanted a street race — I hadn’t seen a street race for a while and I wanted the antagonist to be a driver, I wanted to see our actors behind the wheel, I wanted to create special cameras and rigs to fly through the cars like we’ve never seen before. I did all that stuff and that was my dream come true.”

Of course, with the “Fast” franchise being what it’s right this moment, the precise race is rather more than an easy battle to cross the end line first. Set in Rio de Janiero, the competitors seems to be one in every of Dante’s meticulously-planned punishments for Dom, who not directly triggered the loss of life of Dante’s father (see the aforementioned “Fast Five”). The race itself turns into a sadistic sport of loss of life when Dom realizes Dante has planted bombs on the opposite drivers’ automobiles, forcing him to resolve who to save lots of. Hardly the type of NOS-fueled road motion that propelled the primary few movies, however massively entertaining nonetheless.

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