Mark your calendars, Film Fans: Universal Studios has announced that engines will roar on another Fast & Furious film. The sixth edition of the franchise is set for theatrical release on May 24, 2013.
News of another Fast hit comes as little surprise — after all, Fast Five, the latest in the longrunning Fast and the Furious film series, left the competition in the dust to top the weekend box office in North America last month. The film stars Ludacris and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and sees screen hunks Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reprising the roles they made famous in the 2000 original. Fast Five took in an estimated gross of $83.6 million — that’s the best opening for a film so far this year. The sum also speeds past the $71 million haul of its predecessor, Fast & Furious, which opened two years ago. Fast Five also posted April’s largest opening day ever with $33.2 million in tickets sold on Friday. The action flick added $81.4 million overseas to bring its worldwide total to $165 million.