COMING TO A STAGE NEAR YOU: Universal, the studio that owns the Fast and Furious franchise, will produce a live show from 2018. Image: YouTube
Cape Town - The Fast and Furious, a multi-billion dollar movie franchise owned by Unviversal, is set to become a live show according to the Guardian.
A world tour will commence in January 2018, dates and venues have not yet been announced.
The latest movie trailer for the franchise was released in December, called Fast 8, it will be released overseas in April. The movies have raked in over $4-billion worldwide.
The world tour
According to Variety, the executive producers for the live shows are Chris Hughes and James Cooke-Priest who join writer/director Rowland French. The trio worked together on Top Gear Live for Brand Events.
The show will see cars used in the movies with performance drivers completing stunts seen in some of the films.
A statement, on the show's website read: Get ready to experience the adrenaline-fueled thrills of the franchise built on speed in a way you never have before.
One of the world’s most popular and enduring film serials of all time is preparing to hit the road for a global arena tour debuting in January 2018. This groundbreaking show is set to be the most spectacular live automotive production in history.
Right before your eyes, Fast & Furious Live brings to life the breathtaking, physics-defying stunts that have defined the eight-film franchise. Using the most advanced technology and featuring all your favorite cars from the blockbuster series, Fast & Furious Live will faithfully evoke the most outrageous moments from the beloved series. You’ll feel the heat from flaming, nitrous charged exhausts, marvel at mind-blowing vehicular acrobatics and wonder “how’d they do that” as scene after scene unfolds with the most immersive, entertaining technology imaginable.
Get up close to everything you love from the explosive saga in a cutting-edge live experience that makes you part of the Fast & Furious family in a way never before possible. Register now to receive news, tour dates & ticket information for this up-close and insanely cool live experience.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming Fast & Furious 8: