Universal Pictures has announced that production is about to start on the fifth title in the Fast and Furious franchise, titled Fast Five.

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, director Justin Lin and producer Neal Moritz have all signed on to return, with Chris Morgan on scripting duties, marking his third time working on the franchise.

The plot is pretty basic at this point, and will see Dom and Brian as wanted fugitives on the run from a relentless lawman.

Seeing as how the last one was Universal’s top grosser of 2009, making $343 million worldwide, it is easy to see why they optioned a fifth. I just wish that they could have come up with a better title.

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