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