The Fast and the Furious series has never been about particularly deep storytelling or strong character development, but the first five films in the franchise have been more hit than miss when it has come to the box office, but it's still surprising to learn that the next instalment will be released in two parts, following the trend made popular by the likes of Harry Potter and The Twilight Saga.
Following a real return to form in this year's Fast Five, lead man Vin Diesel has told Heat Vision that the intended scope of the movie's follow up was simply too big to make it into a single movie.“With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn’t have enough space. We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages. The studio said, ‘You can’t fit all that story in one damn movie!’”
With the first part set to hit theatres on May 24th 2013, movie goers have a bit of a wait ahead of them, but they should get to see Diesel strutting his stuff again in Riddick, which is due to resume shooting early next year.