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Fast and Furious Live brings all the action to the stage

The films have made more than five billion dollars at the box office, so it was only a matter of time before Fast and Furious went live.

It's been five years in the making, but 2018 is the year all the explosive scenes and adrenaline fuelled action will come to the stage.

The Fast and Furious films have made more than $5 billion at the box office. Credit: ITV News Central
Fast and Furious Live comes to the Midlands in 2018. Credit: ITV News Central

As you'd expect, the special effects are off the chart and together with the help of 3D projection-mapping, the live show will recreate the best action scenes from the famous franchise and tie them together with a new story line.

It's then down to 11 specially selected stunt drivers to bring the spirit of Fast and Furious to the stage.

Stunt drivers are training at Fast Camp in Rutland. Credit: ITV News Central

Creative Director of Fast and Furious Live, Rowly French, wrote the show in just two weeks. He said:

I was involved in Fast and Furious Live from the very very beginning. I just thought it would make an incredible show, so sat down in the flat for two weeks and just wrote it. I then travelled out to LA to pitch it to the licensing department and slowly moved my way up the organisation.

When you've got eight blockbuster movies and you're trying to create the best moments from each of them, it was important for me that we made sure that all of the elements of that sequence were in.

– Rowly French, Creative Director of Fast and Furious Live
The show was written in just two weeks. Credit: ITV News Central

They're currently training at Fast Camp in Rutland.

The tour kicks off in London in January next year before moving to venues including Arena Birmingham in April.

Tickets go on sale on September 29.

Tickets for Fast and Furious Live go on sale on September 29. Credit: ITV News Central