If you would have asked me back then… if 2 decades later, I would be embarking on the 9th chapter of this global saga, I might have said, impossible! You know how sacred this is to us, you know why we have to reach higher. All love, Always.
Last week my mother asked me when the next Riddick was coming… so much to do. Haha. All love.
Brotherhood… and all it’s complexities. This scene was filmed in Puerto Rico, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Such a beautiful island, the people were so warm and welcoming. I turned 43 that summer… and my son Vincent was born.
A woman named Jan Kelly responded to a question I had asked on Facebook, ‘who they would like to see me work with?’ She said would love to see me work with Dwayne… I listened to her request and he became Hobbs.
I know there has been a lot of speculation as to why the Fast 9 release date was pushed… but it would be unfair to say it is anyone’s fault.
As we plot the course to expand the Fast & Furious universe, one must be mindful to take stock of the roads we took to get here. The pillars of authenticity, family and most importantly, our loyal fan’s perspective has been instrumental in procuring success.
However, like any vehicle that has run around the globe 8 times, the franchise is in need of maintenance. My good friend and the godfather of Universal, Ron Meyer has granted me the time to do just that. We have some very exciting news to share soon… stay tuned.
Yours truly, Dom
Happy birthday Pablo…
You have and are still changing the world. Your love lives through all whom have had the great fortune to know you. Meadow graduated this summer… made us all so proud. She is even building a foundation in your name to help the world. Would you believe Cody is in Houston continuing the work you were so passionate about… Remeber when we were in Haiti and you asked me what the name should be… and now @reachoutww is realizing the dream. All the angels miss you… I miss you.
I’m sure if you asked everyone in this picture if they would EVER think the fast and the furious would ever go from 1 to 8 – I’m SURE we all would know the answer…… Roman came in on part 2 but there would BE no Roman, Tej, Hobbs, Shaw, cypher, Mr Nobody, Little Nobody etc….. if it wasn’t for the original FAST CREW…… we’re all so grateful and humbled by your love and support cheers to the years and years of doing our BEST to keep you entertained…….. Vrooooooommmm!!!!!!!
As you all know each film demands a world tour. The next is Fast 8 a film I am so proud of… Remember when I stepped out of my comfort zone and recorded It Ain’t Me? Well my oldest daughter asked to go see where I recorded it… when she got there she asked if she could sing a song in the same booth…
When I heard the song I cried… literally fell to pieces. Not sure, but I may share it on Vinbook.
I love you all.
You all know how much I love music, so when one of your favorite producers @kygomusic invites you to the studio you go… what I didn’t expect was to be asked to go into the recording booth. Haha… never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!
I asked on Vinbook which song I should try to tackle next… one person suggested “one call away”..
What is funny is that on the way to my mother’s birthday dinner Sunday, my daughter asked to play a song for me and it was that very song. Wow. I know it doesn’t sound like a big deal, but when you children turn you on to a great song it’s kinda super cool. Especially when it’s you lil bro Charlie.
Happy Toretto Tuesday… P.s. The studio has asked me to release some very big Fast news… Give me a minute though, for I am still in that Xander state of Mind.
I asked ’em what I should write… “This is the best day ever, Vin”