According to 24 Frames | LA Times, Universal Pictures wants two more sequels to the “Fast and Furious” franchise, with director Justin Lin expected to direct 6 and 7 back-to-back:
Eager to move ahead with new installments of what’s currently the studio’s hottest series, Universal Pictures is considering shooting its sixth and seventh “Fast and Furious” movies back-to-back with a single story connecting the two films.
Screenwriter Chris Morgan, who wrote the last three films, is busy working on story ideas while director Justin Lin, who also worked on the last three “Fast” movies, is expected to return behind the cameras for both films, according to people familiar with the studio’s plans but not authorized to discuss them publicly.
Fast and Furious 6 is already scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2013 but with the desire to shoot two movies, that release may be pushed back which would translate to a shorter window between 6 and 7.
The fifth installment, Fast Five, was released this past April and grossed a franchise-record $626.1M worldwide ($209.8M domestic / $416.3M foreign).