‘Fast and Furious’ Is Crashing a Live Arena Near You in 2018… No, Seriously
Much like Disney has Disney on Ice and James Cameron has all the souls of the acrobats in Cirque du Soleil trapped in a glass jar so they’ll pretend to be blue aliens forever, Fast & Furious is bringing its mindblowing automotive stunts to the stage. Unfortunately, it’s not a musical (fingers still crossed), but a live arena show that’ll tour the world starting January of next year.
Fast & Furious Live will “transport fans straight into some of the most memorable scenes and stunts from the films,” according to the press release. It’ll involve stunt drivers and multiple sets to recreate all of the extreme action setpieces of the soon to be eight-film franchise.
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.
It actually makes a lot of sense that Universal would do this now. Since the revival of the series with Fast Five, and the subsequent rabid fan following, there’s only one direction the franchise can go after The Fate of the Furious hits theaters this summer. Whether or not this show would involve that nutso opening of Furious 7, involving a bunch of luxury sports cars freefalling out of a plane, remains to be seen.
Fast & Furious Live debuts in January 2018. The Fate of the Furious hits theaters April 14.