The shoot of the upcoming film in the Fast and Furious franchise is planned in Los Angeles, which has seen protests from local residents.
The tenth instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise–Fast X–is set to return to its roots and shoot in the same Los Angeles neighbourhood where it all began all those years ago. But the residents of the locality are unhappy, threatening to protest against the film if shoot begins there. Fast and Furious has seen nine films from 2001-21, grossing over $6.6 billion at the box office.
The first film in the franchise–The Fast and the Furious–was filmed in Los Angeles’ historic Angelino Heights neighborhood. The success of the film turned the spot into a paradise for street racers, much to the chagrin of the residents. Over the years, several residents have reportedly complained to the authorities about the menace caused by illegal racing in the area. As per some reports, 178 people have lost their lives in LA in illegal street racing over the last two decades. Fast X is now set to return to the spot. A notice of filming reported by several news sites stated that the film will shoot Friday from 9 am to 2 am in front of the house owned by Vin Diesel’s character Dominic Toretto.