Fast & Furious or, as we know it in Spain, ‘Full throttle’, is one of the longest-running and multimillion-dollar franchises in film history. The recording of its tenth installment, Fast X, is already underway, to the delight of the followers of the saga… and to the chagrin of the neighbors of ‘Toretto’ on celluloid.
The film is going to go back to the origins, to where it all began, to the neighborhood where the Toretto family lives and also where their business is located, where Paul Walker’s character went to eat tuna sandwiches in the first delivery, something that the most coffee growers will remember.
The business, in the real world, responds to the name of Bob’s Food Market and, since the first film was released, it has become a place of pilgrimage for fans of the franchise… among them many fans of speed and, to put it mildly, they overdo their visits.
The residents of the place, Angelino Heights, speak of illegal races, speeding, dangerous maneuvers, skidding and even donuts, something that makes the state of the asphalt more than clear, in which tire marks can be clearly seen.
There are several associations that have been protesting the situation for some time and fear that the recording of the new film in the place will only aggravate it.
In fact, these organizations (Streets Are for Everyone and Street Racing Kills) are not limited only to the neighborhood, they fight for illegal racing to be more harshly persecuted throughout the city of Los Angeles, where 178 people have already died because of street runners.
The Fast X taping in Angelino Heights was scheduled for last Friday and both associations called a protest rally at the location.
The premiere of the film is scheduled for May 19, 2023.