Universal Pictures’ “The Fast and the Furious” franchise as raked in $3.9 billion over the course of seven films, but it’s also wreaked a lot of havoc on the screen, in the form of wrecked cars and destroyed buildings. As the eighth installment. “The Fate of the Furious,” racing toward theaters, one U.K. insurance website has attempted to assess the costs of the damage depicted in the blockbuster series.
According to the analysis, the onscreen antics have gotten more costly as the series progressed. What’s more, it’s actually the good guys who have caused the most costly devastation, although recurring villain Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) holds the record on a per-character basis. For those wishing to keep score, the insurer has turned its data into a series of colorful charts and graphs.
If you hate seeing expensive cars getting totaled, then you should probably steer clear of “Furious 7,” which saw the wrecking on a Lykan Hypersport by W Motors, valued at $3.4 million. The big lesson here would seem to be, don’t buy an expensive car, and if you do, make sure you keep it well out of the path of the “Fast and the Furious” cast and crew.
Directed by F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”), “The Fate of the Furious” stars returning franchise veterans Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell, alongside newcomers Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren. The film opens April 14.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)