Fast & Furious Live set for global arena tour in 2018
Story by Jack Foley
FANS of the Fast & Furious franchise can start to look forward to the ultimate adrenaline rush as one of the world’s most popular and enduring film serials of all time, Fast & Furious, has announced plans to speed into the live-entertainment arena.
Distributor Universal has joined forces with Brand Events to present Fast & Furious Live, a global live-arena tour that is due to debut in January 2018.
The adrenaline-fuelled 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 favourite 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 criss-cross the globe, Fast & Furious Live will allow 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.
Vince Klaseus, President, Universal Brand Development, explained: “Fast & Furious Live will transform the live-entertainment industry in the same way the global box-office franchise has redefined the action genre.
“Fans will experience everything they love about the films in an up-close and incredibly cool live show, putting them in the centre of the action.”
Adds David O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Global Franchise Management and Brand Marketing, Universal Pictures: “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.
“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.”
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.
As yet, no countries or venues have been announced. But expect a location such as London’s O2 Arena to be among those listed once the tour circuit has been confirmed.
For updates, please visit the Fast & Furious Live website.