Still shooting, the 10th film in the “Fast & Furious” saga sees its budget explode.
Nothing stops Vin Diesel… not even the money! The website The Wrap reports that Fast X, the tenth film in the hit franchise, has reportedly seen its budget skyrocket.
According to a recent survey by the American media, the budget of Fast X directed by Louis Leterrier would have increased to 340 million dollars. Or 140 million more than the previous opus.
The report indicates that the reason for the swelling of the budget, apart from inflation, is explained by the increase in the salaries of the stars of the franchise in particular via the presence in the casting of Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa and Brie Larson. Also in question, the many special effects and stunts of the film and the increase in production costs linked to health requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If the final budget of the feature film does not go beyond 340 million dollars, Fast X would become the fourth most expensive film ever produced (if we refer to the recent ranking of MovieWeb), behind Avengers: Endgame ($350 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($386 million) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($422 million).
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The shooting is not finished, the budget of Fast X could still increase. But the saga is so popular and such a box office hit for Universal Pictures that the penultimate film’s budget hike is unlikely to actually affect the studio.
To date, the Fast & Furious franchise has grossed over $6 billion worldwide and Fast & Furious 9, released in the midst of a pandemic, has grossed $726 million at the international box office.
Scheduled in our dark rooms on May 24, 2023, Fast X is led by Vin Diesel, Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sunk Kang, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Scott Eastwood, Daniela Melchior or even Cardi B.