2 Fast 2 Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious is a 2003 action film directed by John Singleton from a screenplay by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, based on a story by Brandt, Haas, and Gary Scott Thompson. It is the sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001), and is the second installment in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film stars Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner alongside Tyrese Gibson, Eva Mendes, Cole Hauser, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, and James Remar. In the film, ex-LAPD officer Brian O'Conner and his friend Roman Pearce (Gibson) go undercover for the United States Customs Service and the FBI to apprehend drug lord Carter Verone (Hauser).
|2 Fast 2 Furious|
|Directed by||John Singleton|
by Gary Scott Thompson
|Produced by||Neal H. Moritz|
|Cinematography||Matthew F. Leonetti|
|Music by||David Arnold|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$236.4 million|
A second Fast & Furious film was planned immediately after the theatrical release of its predecessor in 2001, and was confirmed with the returns of Walker and producer Neal H. Moritz. Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen, the co-star and director of the first film, were unable to return; Gibson and Singleton joined the cast in their absence in 2002. To canonically account for Diesel's departure, the short film The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) was produced and released. Principal photography for 2 Fast 2 Furious commenced in September 2002 and lasted until that December, with filming locations including Miami and the surrounding areas in southern Florida.
2 Fast 2 Furious premiered at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on June 3, 2003, and was theatrically released worldwide by Universal Pictures on June 6. The film received negative reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. 2 Fast 2 Furious grossed over $236 million worldwide, making it the 17th highest-grossing film of 2003 and the then-highest grossing film in the franchise. The standalone sequel film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, was released in 2006.