It is practically unheard, in the context of the entertainment
industry that love and excitement for a movie franchise have only
grown further with each of its new releases. So much so that Fast
& Furious is all set to release its eighth instalment and is
still going strong.
But the screenwriter Chris Morgan feels it is their third film
Tokyo Drift(though tanked at the box office), which is crucial in
the growth and progression of the Fast & Furious franchise.
"Originally, I started as a fan. I went to see the original film
at a late-night showing. I just loved that brotherhood between Dom
and Brian. And then I got asked to do the third movie. There was an
open writing call for the third film. I think originally I came in
and pitched." Said Morgan.
Morgan also stated that Tokyo Drift was initially written based
on the character of Vin Diesel in the lead.
"Essentially it was Tokyo Drift, but it was with Vin, and his
character kind of had to go out and learn drifting. And there was a
murder he had to solve." Morgan added.
"It is so funny. It could have been the death throes, and then
thankfully, the thing that kind of saved us was that we got Vin at
the very end of the movie to come in and kind of hint where we're
going to go in the future." Explained Morgan.
"That moment at the end, everyone's like, 'Oh my God, what does
this mean? Are they going to do something else?' And that gave us
the ammo to go in and do the fourth one, which led us to do the
fifth and the sixth and the seventh and the eighth. So it all kind
of built from there." He added.