Hitler-Starring Fast & Furious Sequel Seeking Funding

Did you plough through the Fast & Furious franchise disappointed, like there was something missing? I think we all felt it. I remember reading countless reviews of the series’ instalments – particularly Tokyo Drift – which bemoaned the curious absence of the Third Reich; a common criticism. Despite the praise, despite the record box office takings, the general consensus of the Fast & Furious films seems to be that, no matter how enjoyable: “needs more Hitler.”

Thankfully, Jordan VanDina was listening.

VanDina, who runs the Weekend Scripts website – he writes a parody script over one weekend, so it’s not just a clever name – has launched an IndieGoGo campaign for his Fast & Furious sequel Fast Nein: The Fast & The Führer, in which Vin Diesel and The Rock use Back to the Future’s Delorean time machine to travel to Germany, 1941, to race Adolph Hitler. The movie, which features cameos from The Expendables, Donald Trump, The Terminator, and Doc Brown, is seeking $100,000,000 on IndieGoGo, of which it has already raised a whopping $335, with two months still to run.

VanDina has posted every page of his 70-page script to IndieGoGo – which is also available for download here – which seems short for a feature film, since one page of script generally equates to one minute of screen time. Hopefully, that $100m will pay for some sweet CGI scenes of Hitler throwing his Volkswagen Beetle around the Nürburgring’s famous hairpin corners to bulk out the screen time.

Fans Can Start Playing Fast & Furious Forza Expansion for Free Right Now

The standalone Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is out and available for free on Xbox One and Xbox 360, but if you want to play it without paying, you should hurry and download it now!

Similar to the Horizon 2 title, the Fast & Furious expansion is an open-world racing game. It is said that Tej Parker will task you with tracking down the rides required for the team’s next big mission and make you drive around the south of France.

The expansion will put you behind the wheel of 11 classic cars from the series, including a ’98 Supra, ’70 Road Runner and ’70 Cuda from the Fast & Furious 7 movie.

The title of the game, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, seems to accurately describe what users are to expect from it. The Verge apparently tested it and confirm that the expansion gives a clear demo of the Horizon 2 game while promoting the Fast & Furious 7 movie.

Those of you who want to take the expansion out for a spin should keep in mind that the free price tag will not last forever. The Fast & Furious expansion is said to be free until the 10th of April, after which it will be sold for $10.

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Pirating Fast & Furious Costs 33 Months of Jailtime

Pirating movies is wrong and illegal, nothing new in that. But it is quite rare that someone is caught and convicted considering the amount that gets pirated each day. The 25 year-old computer programmer Philip Danks has now learned the hard way that it can hit anyone and has just received  33 months jail time.

Philip had recorded Fast & Furious at the cinema  in Walsall, near Birmingham with his camcorder and then uploaded it to a torrent site. It was then downloaded 779,000 times, a number Universal Pictures claims to have cost them almost £2.3 million.

He didn’t just have the movie uploaded to KickassTorrents and other torrent sites, he also sold physical copies of the film for £1.50 each, making him about £1000 in total. His sisters ex-boyfriend, that helped him upload the movie, was sentenced to 12 months community order with 120 hours of unpaid work while Philip himself got 33 month of jail time after pleading guilty to three charges of distributing pirate copies of films on Thursday under the Fraud Act 2006 and the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act 1988.

 “Seven billion people and I was the first. F*** you.” was his message on Facebook two days after his arrest.

Sentencing, Recorder Keith Raynor said: “This was bold, arrogant and cocksure offending. Your approach to the film industry was made clear in the posting you made on Facebook two days after your arrest.”

Detective Sergeant Rod Rose, from West Midlands Police’s Economic Crime Unit, said: “We assisted the Federation Against Copyright Theft throughout this case with search warrants, forcing entry to addresses and making arrests. Fraud comes in many disguises and ultimately affects all of us.”

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