We are just a few months away from the release of the new Fast & Furious movie, The Fate of the Furious, and things aren’t slowing down for a second. After dropping a new trailer during this past Sunday’s Super Bowl, Universal released a press release announcing a new ultimate fan viewing experience, Fast and Furious Live.
Now, as amazing as it would be to see Dom Toretto and friends singing an emotional ballad about the powers of family on stage, Fast & Furious Live is an adrenaline packed global arena tour that will recreate some of your favorite action scenes and stunts from the franchise right before your eyes. Basically, it’s real-life Fast & Furious. So, if you’re living your life a quarter mile at a time then this show is going to be your jam.
Expect to see a recreation of the underground streets of LA and some of your favorite cars from the series. They also plan to use “precision performance drivers, blockbuster set design, authentic digital projections and state-of-the-art physical obstacles,” and if you sit close enough you will definitely feel the heat. Literally… “audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts.”
Expect to see none of this:
Hopefully some of this:
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The tour is expected to kick off January 2018 and is brought to you by Universal Studios and Brand Events.
Full press release from Universal:
UNIVERSAL JOINS FORCES WITH BRAND EVENTS TO CREATE FAST & FURIOUS LIVE
The Action and Excitement from One of the Most Popular and Enduring Film Franchises of All Time Come to Life in an All-New Global Live-Arena Tour
February 7, 2017 — Audiences can now get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush as one of the world’s most popular and enduring film serials of all time, Fast & Furious, speeds into the live-entertainment arena. Universal has joined forces with Brand Events to present Fast & Furious Live, a global live-arena tour, it was announced today. Debuting in January 2018, the adrenaline-fueled show will transport fans straight into some of the most memorable scenes and stunts from the films.
Fast & Furious Live brings to life the physics-defying stunts that have defined the eight-film franchise. Using the most advanced technology and featuring all the favorite cars from the blockbuster series, Fast & Furious Live will evoke the most audacious moments from the beloved series. Audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts and marvel at mind-blowing vehicular acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds with the most immersive, entertaining technology imaginable.
Re-creating the underground streets of Los Angeles to locations that crisscross the globe, Fast & Furious Live allows fans to relive the most extreme action as precision performance drivers — surrounded by blockbuster set design, authentic digital projections and state-of-the-art physical obstacles —execute pulse-pounding stunts.
“In addition to its arrival as a global live-arena tour, the launch of Fast & Furious Live represents Universal’s significant expansion of our franchises into entertainment channels that are as unexpected as they are innovative,” said Vince Klaseus, President, Universal Brand Development. “By bringing our series to audiences in entirely new formats, we are not simply growing brand portfolios, we are delivering incredibly exciting ways for fans to participate in the worlds our characters inhabit.”
“Fast & Furious Live will transform the live-entertainment industry in the same way the global box-office franchise has redefined the action genre,” said Carol Nygren, Vice President, Worldwide Live Entertainment, Universal Brand Development. “Fans will experience everything they love about the films in an up-close and incredibly cool live show, putting them in the center of the action.”
Executive producers Chris Hughes and James Cooke-Priest, along with writer/director Rowland French, are the team from Brand Events who previously created and toured Top Gear Live. “We’re incredibly proud to announce our partnership with Universal. Together, with a groundbreaking show, we will be bringing Fast & Furious to life in arenas around the world. This is set to be the most spectacular live-automotive production in history,” said Cooke-Priest.
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.