There have been seven installments in the Fast and Furious franchise so far, with an eighth coming out in spring, and plans for two more after that already in place. So where’s next for Universal’s break-out cars-and-camaraderie hit? A live show, apparently.
Fast and Furious Live will go on tour worldwide from January 2018, although dates and venues have yet to be confirmed. The show’s being engineered by the team behind the Top Gear Live tour, and although details about what audiences will see are scarce, the press release (courtesy of Slash Film) isn’t pulling any punches. Here’s a snippet:
“Fast & Furious Live brings to life the physics-defying stunts that have defined the eight-film franchise. Using the most advanced technology and featuring all the favorite cars from the blockbuster series, Fast & Furious Live will evoke the most audacious moments from the beloved series. Audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts and marvel at mind-blowing vehicular acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds with the most immersive, entertaining technology imaginable.”
Execs from studio are promising the show will “transform the live-entertainment industry” and that it represents “Universal’s significant expansion of our franchises into entertainment channels that are as unexpected as they are innovative.” The writing, at least, is pretty pyrotechnic.