The Fast and Furious franchise goes from strength to strength and not just with its $3.9 billion worldwide box office receipts. The interest in the explosive all-action series of films does not seem to be waning anytime soon. Universal have today announced its new partnership with Brand Events to bring an exciting new venture for the fans to debut in January 2018 – Fast and Furious Live.
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Hot on the heels of the April release of the eighth film, The Fate of the Furious, Universal’s most profitable and longest-running franchise is expanding its arms into the even more profitable arena of the events entertainment circuit with a global live –arena tour which is sure to mesmerise the diehard fans. Audiences of the show are promised death-defying vehicular stunts recreated from scenes from the beloved films. With the streets of LA and other global locations featured all making an appearance.
Fast and Furious Live also promises immersive and entertaining technology alongside precision performance drivers, blockbuster set designs, authentic digital projections and state-of-the-art physical obstacles providing thrills, and let’s hope, no near death experiences.
“Fast & Furious Live will transform the live-entertainment industry in the same way the global box-office franchise has redefined the action genre,” said Vince Klaseus, President, 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 centre of the action.”
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The executive producers on the project, 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.