Announced budget makes Fast & Furious 10 one of the most expensive movies of all time
Fast and Furious 10 is accelerating towards a budget that would have inflated to do the next chapter of the Quick Saga one of the most expensive films ever produced. x fastthe 10th highest-grossing franchise installment in Universal Pictures’ history, changed paths when it was five times Fast Filmmaker Justin Lin unexpectedly left the driver’s seat just days after production began following a reported blow-up with star and producer Vin Diesel. Following reports that the studio was spending more than $1 million a day shooting second unit shots while looking for a replacement director, Universal brought in The carrier Louis Leterrier to succeed Lin and lead the first part of his Fast final at the finish line.
A ““ever-changing” script and a final “major disagreement” with micro-manager Diesel caused Lin to quit x fast as a director, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lin, who remains producer of the film he co-wrote with screenwriter Dan Mazeau, decided x fast is “not worth my sanity”, according to the report.
What started out as a small-scale action film about a fast-paced family of street racing robbers in the 2001s The fast and the furious became an expensive blockbuster series with larger-than-life stunts. the x fast the budget approached $300 million before marketing and advertising expenses, sources said THR.
At least $100 million of those costs are over the line — top talent, including producers, director and actors — with salaries ‘high in seven and eight figures’ for an ensemble cast that includes Charlize Theron, franchise newcomers Jason Momoa and Brie Larson, and Quick Saga regulars Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson.
According to THR, those numbers “pale in comparison to the fees” due to Diesel as a leading man and producer involved in creativity. An announced budget of over $300 million x fast among the most expensive films in history.
At the top of the list is 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: Fountain of Youth ($379 million), Marvel Studios sets Avengers: Age of Ultron ($365 million), Avengers: Endgame ($356 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($325 million), followed by Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($300 million) tied with Warner Bros. and DC in trouble Justice League. (The film directed by James Wan Furious 7 and 2017 The fate of the furious tied for 17 on the list with budgets estimated at $250 million.)
With Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa and Brie Larson, Universal’s x fast opens in theaters May 19, 2023.