Fast & Furious 6 contains a lot of things: the return of Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel’s biceps, the ageless Paul Walker and the toughest of them all, Michelle Rodriguez. The film also contains director Justin Lin‘s dream scene he’s been trying to get on the big screen for what seems like forever.
“I’ve been doing this for eight years. I have a little vault . . . the one I’ve been working on . . . since ’09, is the plane sequence. And I knew that was going to be the culmination of everything that we’ve been building,” Lin recently told Celebuzz’s Cory Lopez.
“For me it’s gratifying, to finally see it come to life.”
With the box office success of Fast Five (it grossed $625 million worldwide, making it the most successful of the franchise), Lin is convinced the sixth installment will do just as well, if not better.
“Because of Fast Five and all the momentum that the series is going through, I really do think that Fast Six . . . not only was it designed to be the culmination of this franchise, but I do think that people are really going to show up for this,” he said.
“That’s something you can only dream of, and the fact that we’re here, and all the excitement, you can feel, it’s very rare and something I want to savor.”
Be sure to stay with Celebuzz all week for coverage on Fast & Furious 6, including interviews with Diesel, Walker and Rodriguez. The film opens in theaters May 24.