After a $71 million opening weekend last April, a sequel to Fast & Furious, which went on to gross $343 million worldwide, was feverishly greenlit. Vin Diesel has announced on his Facebook fan page that he’s received two scripts. “If 2009’s Fast and Furious was chapter one, what writer Chris Morgan just delivered is Chapter 2 and chapter 3,” he writes. “I have never been submitted a two story saga from a studio before… it is very exciting, and shows a commitment level that is hard not to respond to. Excited about the sexy locations the filming of this saga would take us… this novel like story, that has twists and unexpected turns that is authentic, truthful and challenging to the characters.”
More than 47,000 of Diesel’s 7 million fans “like”d his news.
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