A ‘Fast & Furious’ Director Is Making A Movie About A Heist That Takes Place During A Hurricane

01.20.16 11 months ago 3 Comments
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Hey, do you like you movies about heists?

Oh, you do? That’s good.

Hey, do you also like movies about hackers?

Those, too? Great.

Hey, in addition to the movies about hackers and heists, do you like movies about natural disasters leveling cities?

Really? All three? Good, good.

Hey, did you like the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious, which starred Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and served as the jumping off point for the franchise that saw their characters go from small-time electronics thieves to street racing operatives for the United States government in important matters of national and international security?

You did? Well, in that case, I have some great news to share with you: The director of The Fast and the Furious, Rob Cohen, just signed on to direct a movie titled Category 5, which is about hackers pulling off a heist in the middle of a hurricane.

Category 5 follows a team of tech hackers who infiltrate a U.S. Mint facility on a small coastal town to steal $102 million just as a disastrous Category 5 hurricane is about to strike and level it to the ground. The only other two people left in the town, a meteorologist and a treasury agent, must survive the storm while stopping the thieves from getting away with the heist of the century.

Casting is currently underway, but if we’re taking suggestions here, I’d just like to say that, as of like 20 seconds ago, I want to see Jason Statham play the meteorologist in this movie more than I want anything else in the world.

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(Via Variety)

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