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Vin Diesel Singlehandedly Responsible for the Success of Fast and Furious post-Tokyo Drift


 Vin Diesel Singlehandedly Responsible for the Success of Fast and Furious post-Tokyo Drift
topic by nxtiq - 12-05-2013, 02:27 PM - Boxden > The TV and Movie Spot


I was googling the reason why Vin walked away from 2 Fast 2 Furious and ran into this article. I had no idea dude actually produced every movie after Tokyo Drift.


Vin Diesel's Advice to His Former Self on the 'Fast & Furious' Franchise: 'Walking Away Doesn't Help'


Over a decade ago, Vin Diesel sped into theaters with The Fast and The Furious, an action-filled film about street racing subculture. But when the franchise accelerated into another installment, Diesel stepped on the breaks.

But now looking back, as Fast & Furious 6 earns early raves in theaters, the multihyphenate actor-producer-screenwriter regrets that decision.

"I would've said, 'Don't walk away from it just because the script sucked in 2 Fast 2 Furious because there's an obligation to the audience to f!ght, no matter what, to make that film as good as possible,'" Diesel told Celebuzz's Cory Lopez. "Just walking away doesn't help that saga at all. I might have had a little bit more patience or belief in the long-term of it."

"But yet, we wouldn't be here if I didn't do that," he continued. "That was a very important stage and a very important statement to the studio that I wouldn't be involved with the franchise if it was simply a version of the old style of sequenced movies, where you make a new movie, which is the same as the old movie, you put the brand up there, and you sell it off the brand. I didn't want to ever sell Fast & Furious off of the brand."

But after a brief break, Diesel got back in the driver's seat with the third film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. But this time, he got involved in the pre-production process.

"I always wanted to sell Fast & Furious off the story, and the continuation of story. So you can see, before I produced it, one, two and three are all fragmented," he explained. "And then once they asked me to do the cameo in Tokyo Drift, they said, 'We know you've said no to all the scripts we've given you.' Then they called my bluff and said, 'Why don't you produce the scripts?' And I said, 'OK. Let's really produce them with some heart and some integrity in the continuing storyline."


It's with that mindset that Diesel brought back Michelle Rodriguez's Letty Ortiz, who was a$sumed dead at the end of the fourthfilm. But after much petitioning from Fast fans, Rodriguez returns in the latest installment, giving Diesel a chance to re-team with a close confidant.

"We have a very, very strong relationship," he said of Rodriguez. "We've been friends for so long, and there's so much trust. I usually invite her in to the writing phase — that's how much I respect her creativity and her brain.... She's dedicated in a real refreshing way, in a way that you don't always see. She's willing to do anything to make the film special."


Vin Diesel's Advice to His Former Self on the 'Fast & Furious' Franchise: 'Walking Away Doesn't Help'


So, he's apparently the sole reason there's actually a continuing storyline throughout the movies, which is making the series just that much better. Makes me wonder what the scripts for 2 Fast 2 Furious were about before they brought in Tyrese.

ni##a said y'all wanna make episodes...I want to develop a franchise.

Based Vin!

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32 comments for "Vin Diesel Singlehandedly Responsible for the Success of Fast and Furious post-Tokyo Drift"


 12-05-2013, 02:55 PMaway - #2
kuntree_swagger 12 heat pts12

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Dont believe that ####......they gave him that cameo, because honestly, VIN was doing ####......his last movie had flopped and he wasnt getting anywork.....I mean no one was checking for him in Hollywood...

Now I give him credit for saving some of his money , after riddi#k 2...which he also produced, but its not like he gave up billions....


producer basically means investor.....he invested in the film and put up maybe 5mil of his money, where as the other producers put up twice that much....then the studio backed them......I mean its simple..... the studio probably wants to 20mil upfront before they green light the project.......vin got some other investors to help reach that 20mil.

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 12-05-2013, 03:04 PMaway - #3
GroveBoy740 23 heat pts23

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So this might have been the best thing to happen for Tyrese & his character. Because who to say if Vin is in part 2 there may be no Tyrese. And, maybe the franchise would already be over now.



SN: Also it is very easy for Vin to say all this #### NOW. If those movies he did were huge hits he probably wouldn't have returned in the first place.

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 12-05-2013, 03:50 PMonline - #4
justinjones 243 heat pts243

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Originally Posted by kuntree_swagger
Dont believe that ####......they gave him that cameo, because honestly, VIN was doing ####......his last movie had flopped and he wasnt getting anywork.....I mean no one was checking for him in Hollywood...

Now I give him credit for saving some of his money , after riddi#k 2...which he also produced, but its not like he gave up billions....


producer basically means investor.....he invested in the film and put up maybe 5mil of his money, where as the other producers put up twice that much....then the studio backed them......I mean its simple..... the studio probably wants to 20mil upfront before they green light the project.......vin got some other investors to help reach that 20mil.
thats true

outside of fast and riddi#k. wtf has he done that did anything? x#x?
 12-05-2013, 04:56 PMaway - #5
Michael 1987 637 heat pts637

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Nope...
 12-05-2013, 05:10 PMaway - #6
PTC 116 heat pts116

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To believe anyone is single handedly responsible for anything like tihs just shows you were raised by peasants.
 12-05-2013, 05:19 PMaway - #7
Arson 82 heat pts82

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Stop lying Vin. That career aint take off like you thought it would after the first movie so you had to fall back.
 12-05-2013, 06:00 PMaway - #8
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Originally Posted by justinjones
thats true

outside of fast and riddi#k. wtf has he done that did anything? x#x?
triple x which i think is also getting a sequal was very popular for him.

i also think he produced hitman.
 12-05-2013, 06:38 PMonline - #9
P DRILLA 74 heat pts74

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never seen f&f
 12-06-2013, 12:01 AMaway - #10
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Originally Posted by justinjones
thats true

outside of fast and riddi#k. wtf has he done that did anything? x#x?
"Find me Guilty" ... probably his best acting job in film
 12-06-2013, 03:25 AMaway - #11
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Originally Posted by Arson
Stop lying Vin. That career aint take off like you thought it would after the first movie so you had to fall back.
This...

outside of fnf, my favorite vin movie was man apart..
 12-06-2013, 09:56 AMaway - #12
nxtiq 13 heat pts13

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Originally Posted by PTC
To believe anyone is single handedly responsible for anything like tihs just shows you were raised by peasants.
He changed the course of the franchise by denying scripts until they asked him to produce a script himself, simply because he felt the story should be cohesive and set up for continuation. Pretty simple.

Originally Posted by justinjones
thats true

outside of fast and riddi#k. wtf has he done that did anything? x#x?
Originally Posted by Tiko377
triple x which i think is also getting a sequal was very popular for him.

i also think he produced hitman.
Originally Posted by hollyfield420
"Find me Guilty" ... probably his best acting job in film
Even though it wasn't a box office smash, A Man Apart was good as well, which he also produced.
 12-06-2013, 05:15 PMaway - #13
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a lot of Vin Diesel hate in here I see....
 12-06-2013, 09:17 PMaway - #14
TheMindOf 21 heat pts21

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Originally Posted by rainbow jeremy
Wasn't he in that Disney movie the pacifier ? Was that also for artistic dignity ?
You mean that Disney movie with the 50 million dollar budget, that made back 200 million?
 12-06-2013, 10:26 PMaway - #15
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never understood pseudo-bashing of Vin Diesel, he's a solid actor with a passion for seeing his often good ideas through. But im a$suming much like anything else, It's a bandwagon thing
 12-06-2013, 11:12 PMaway - #16
Mr X 12 heat pts12

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2 Fast 2 Furious is the first or second best in the franchise
 12-07-2013, 12:12 AMonline - #17
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2 fast & tokyo were good tho
 12-07-2013, 12:29 AMaway - #18
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Originally Posted by hollyfield420
"Find me Guilty" ... probably his best acting job in film
Boiler Room >>>
 12-07-2013, 12:34 AMaway - #19
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Tokyo Drift was ####ing terrible
 12-07-2013, 12:42 AMaway - #20
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stop it vin. you aint blow and had to jump back on the wagon
 
 


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