While all the hoo-hah has gone on the past week over the ninth Fast & Furious movie being parked for a year, Mr. The Rock has been busy on his spinoff from the series.
Set to feature the big guy – aka Dwayne Johnson, of course – playing his goodie character Luke Hobbs alongside Jason Statham’s baddie, Deckard Shaw, the as-yet-untitled Fast spinoff is due to fill the spot (or thereabouts) left by F&F9 on July 26, 2019.
All that’s really known about the plot so far is that the two will be pairing up to tackle a bigger threat – hey, buddy movie! Series stalwart Chris Morgan is currently penning a script, while no director has been attached as yet.
Keen Instagrammer Johnson has dropped a teaser of sorts – we’d almost call it a “cheeser” as it’s so delightfully daggy – which we think it safe to say isn’t final footage.
The vision is accompanied by quite a large paragraph about his thoughts on where the franchise is at, and how he wants to deliver “something fresh and bad-ass for the fans”.
We could keep plucking bits, but you can easily read the whole thing just below this much shorter paragraph. Right here, in fact:
Daddy’s gotta go back to work ~ Hobbs. Pumped to expand and build out the FAST & FURIOUS universe in a cool, exciting way with our @sevenbucksprod, writer/producer Chris Morgan, producer Hiram Garcia and lead producer and my bigger twin, Neil Moritz. Thank you UNIVERSAL STUDIOS for being tremendous partners who see the big picture and for coming to us years ago with this spinoff idea. Huge shout to my brother, Jason Statham for the trust and wanting to create and deliver something fresh and bad ass for the fans. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this franchise that I’ve enjoyed droppin’ blood and sweat in over the years and my vision is to create greater opportunities for not only my fellow FF cast mates, but for other amazing actors as well who want to be a part of something new and cool. I want to use my spinoff platform to create new characters that fans will ultimately love to have fun with in multiple chapters and platforms. Film, TV, Digital, Virtual Reality etc.. the more opportunities we can create the better for the fans. Smart business. Let’s have some FUN and to quote, Hobbs the boss, if you don’t like it, we’re happy to beat that ass like a Cherokee drum. #HOBBS #SevenBucksProds #NewOpportunities #CandyAssesNeedNotApply JULY 2019