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2019-06-28 21:18:12

‘ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw ’

In November 2015, Vin Diesel announced in an interview with Variety that potential spin-offs for The Fast and the Furious series were in the early stages of development. A spin-off film centered around characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw was announced in October 2017 by Universal Pictures and set a release date of July 26, 2019 with Chris Morgan returning to write the script. Variety reported that Shane Black was being considered to direct the film. The announcement of the spin-off provoked a response on Instagram by Tyrese Gibson, criticizing Johnson for causing the ninth Fast & Furious film to be delayed for another year. In February 2018, Deadpool 2 director David Leitch entered talks to direct the film. In April 2018, Leitch was confirmed as the director for the film and added David Scheunemann as a production designer.

In July 2018, Vanessa Kirby was cast in the film to play an MI6 agent and Shaws sister, along with Idris Elba to play the main villain role in the film. In October 2018, Eddie Marsan joined the cast of the film. In November 2018, Eiza Gonzalez joined the cast of the film. In January 2019, Johnson revealed that his cousin Roman Reigns would appear in the film as Hobbs brother. Additionally, he announced that Cliff Curtis, Josh Mauga, and John Tui would also portray brothers of Hobbs. Helen Mirren was also confirmed to be reprising her role from The Fate of the Furious.It is set to be a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious series featuring two characters, Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in the lead roles. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren. The film is scheduled to be released on August 2, 2019 by Universal Pictures.

Principal photography began on September 10, 2018, in London, England. Dwayne Johnson joined the production two weeks later, on September 24, 2018, after wrapping Jungle Cruise. In October, filming moved to Glasgow to recreate London. Filming also took place in late 2018 at Eggborough Power Station, North Yorkshire.The visual effects are provided by DNEG & Framestore & Supervised by Mike Brazelton & Kyle McCulloch, produced by Dan Glass.Additional score composed by KAY-S. and original score not yet been introduced. KAY-S. is Brian Tylers the new composer.Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is set for an August 2, 2019 release after being moved by Universal Studios from its previous date of July 26, 2019.