Fast Six & Seven Penned Back-To-Back

Vin Diesel has confirmed the long-standing talk that the sixth and seventh “Fast and Furious” movies will be written simultaneously.

Diesel tells Heat Vision that he and director Justin Lin realized they’d need a seventh “Fast and Furious” movie to tie up the storyline of the sixth.

“With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space” he says.

“We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages, The studio said, ‘You can’t fit all that story in one damn movie'” he added. Diesel did not say if the films will be a two-part story or rather two standalone movies with interlinking story arcs.

This year’s “Fast Five” changed the style of the series from undercover dramas with street racing elements to straight up action-adventure heist films with a broader appeal. The result garnered the best reviews in the series and an astonishing $626 million worldwide – its international $416 million haul doubling that of the previous sequel.