Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are in negotiations to reunite for the fourth installment of Universal's The Fast and the Furious franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Justin Lin and Chris Morgan, who were behind The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, are returning to directing and writing duties, respectively.
The storyline of the as-yet-untitled installment is being kept under wraps, but fast cars are involved.
A spring start is anticipated with shooting in Los Angeles, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
The Fast and the Furious, released in 2001, was a surprise hit, grossing more than $144 million and creating a franchise for the studio while making stars our of Diesel and Walker. Only Walker returned for the sequel, 2Fast 2Furious, and sat out the third installment, 2005's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. That movie had relative newcomer Lucas Black in the driver's seat but did feature Diesel in a cameo at the end of the movie.
The Fast and the Furious was released June 22nd, 2001 and stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, Matt Schulze. The film is directed by Rob Cohen.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was released June 16th, 2006 and stars Lucas Black, Damien Marzette, Trula M. Marcus, Zachery Ty Bryan, Brandon Brendel, Daniel Booko, David V. Thomas, Amber Stevens. The film is directed by Justin Lin.