‘Fast and Fu­ri­ous 9’ pushed back a year to Spring 2020

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Uni­ver­sal also an­nounced that Walt Dohrn is re­turn­ing to di­rect ‘Trolls 2.’

The ninth in­stal­ment in Uni­ver­sal’s high-oc­tane Fast and the Fu­ri­ous fran­chise is be­ing pushed back a year, the stu­dio said Wed­nes­day.

The movie, which doesn’t yet have a direc­tor, was to have raced into the­atres on April 19, 2019. It will now open April 10, 2020, which is Easter week­end. Many of the fran­chise stars are re­turn­ing, led by Vin Diesel. It is un­clear whether Dwayne John­son will re­turn.

Ear­lier this year, Fate of the Fu­ri­ous, the eighth in­stal­ment, boasted the big­gest global launch of all time on its way to earn­ing $1.238 bil­lion world­wide. The main fran­chise con­tin­ues with Fu­ri­ous 9 and then Fu­ri­ous 10, which has a re­lease date of April 2, 2021. It’s un­clear whether Fu­ri­ous 10 will be resched­uled.

Fol­low­ing the re­lease of Fate of the Fu­ri­ous, Uni­ver­sal be­gan plot­ting a Fast and Fu­ri­ous spinoff with John­son and Ja­son Statham. It’s pos­si­ble the spinoff could be re­leased in 2019.

In ad­di­tion to the Fast 9 news, Uni­ver­sal and DreamWorks An­i­ma­tion an­nounced that Trolls 2 will move up from April 10, 2020, to Feb. 14, 2020, and that Walt Dohrn is re­turn­ing to helm the fol­low-up, while Gina Shay will once again pro­duce. (Dohrn co-di­rected 2016’s Trolls with Mike Mitchell.)

Source: LL Cool J, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Rage Against the Ma­chine, Ju­das Priest, the Cars, Eury­th­mics and Nina Si­mone are also on the nom­i­na­tions list.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thurs­day un­veiled its nom­i­nees for the 2018 in­duc­tion class with a col­lec­tion of acts cov­er­ing a range of mu­si­cal bases and tastes and shin­ing a light on the best of Bri­tish.

The 19-strong longlist reads like a Bri­tish in­va­sion with U.K. acts Ra­dio­head, Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Ju­das Priest, the Moody Blues and Eury­th­mics among the con­tenders for the Rock Hall. It’s the first ap­pear­ance for all of them, with the ex­cep­tion of Depeche Mode, who earn back-to-back nom­i­na­tions.

Also earn­ing a men­tion for the first time are Nina Si­mone, Rage Against the Ma­chine and Sis­ter Rosetta Tharpe, while this crops marks the fifth nom­i­na­tion for J. Geils Band, the fourth for LL Cool J and the Meters, the third for the Cars, MC5 and the Zom­bies and the sec­ond for Bon Jovi, Ru­fus fea­tur­ing Chaka Khan and Link Wray.

To be el­i­gi­ble for the Hall, all nom­i­nees must have re­leased their first record­ing no later than 1992 - 25 years af­ter the re­lease of their first com­mer­cially avail­able record.

The public has un­til Dec. 5 to cast votes on the fi­nal in­ductees via the Rock Hall’s site. The top five acts se­lected will com­prise a “fans’ bal­lot” that will make an im­pres­sion along with those of the 800 artists, his­to­ri­ans and mu­sic in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als who make up the Rock Hall vot­ing body.

The cho­sen few will be an­nounced in De­cem­ber and in­ducted in a Hall of Fame cer­e­mony April 14 at Public Hall in Cleve­land, Rolling Stone re­ports. Ac­cord­ing to the mu­sic ti­tle, or­ga­niz­ers have stick with a new tra­di­tion by an­nounc­ing the in­di­vid­ual mem­bers of each band that will be feted. HBO will broad­cast the cer­e­mony later in the year

The 2017 Rock Hall class fea­tured Joan Baez, Elec­tric Light Orches­tra, Jour­ney, Pearl Jam, Tu­pac and Yes.

Here are the nom­i­nees for in­duc­tion into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018: Bon Jovi The Cars Depeche Mode Dire Straits Eury­th­mics J. Geils Band Ju­das Priest Kate Bush LL Cool J Link Wray MC5 The Meters The Moody Blues Nina Si­mone Ra­dio­head Rage Against The Ma­chine Ru­fus fea­tur­ing Chaka Khan Sis­ter Rosetta Tharpe The Zom­bies Source:

A scene from ‘Fast & Fu­ri­ous 8’

l- r; LL Cool J, Kate Bush, Nina Si­mone & Bon Jovi

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