A Man Apart was filmed in 2001… I had know idea that F Gary Gray and I would team up 15 years later to bring you The Fate of the Furious. He really knocked it of the park. Congrats on your success brother.
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
One year ago Furious seven was released to record breaking success. Though I have been filming the long awaited return of Xander… I can so strongly feel that pull back to the Dom state of mind. Blessed to have embodied such great characters, and even more so with people who have enriched my life. This creative image of yours inspired my thoughts.
Happy Birthday to this great man. Not many of us get a second chance to have a father… I was one of the lucky ones. Because he had dedicated his life to theater, in someways I wanted to reach success for both myself and him. One of the greatest blessings of my life is that, at a year old, he chose to be my dad.
Happy Birthday Dad.
Love your son.
So apparently the New York premiere was a success!!! Haha. Now off to do the London Premiere with Michael Caine.
To celebrate success, when it represents such loss… brotherhood…
Today we must count our blessings, while never forgetting the blessings of yesterday.