“The most ambitious film of the series” (directed by Justin Lin) in The Fast Saga has released a BTS video. Watch this F9’s behind the scenes, which demonstrates some of Michael Bay’s cinematography implementations.
The longest F&F movie
F9 is the longest movie in The Fast Saga (2 hours and 25 minutes), compared to Furious 7 (2015) and Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw (2019). Both of them ran for 137 minutes (2 hours and 17 minutes) each. F9 (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 9) is an upcoming American action film directed by Justin Lin (on Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), the Fast & Furious franchise from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) to Fast & Furious 6 (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016)). It is the sequel to The Fate of the Furious (2017), the ninth main installment, and the tenth full-length film released overall in the Fast & Furious franchise. F9 is also the first film since Fast & Furious 6 (2013) to be directed by Lin.
“By far the most ambitious film of the series”
Lin stated on his Instagram, that: “F9 is by far the most ambitious film of the series”.According to Lin, there’re short and intense action scenes that demanded months of prep, many days of production, and multiple destructions of cars, just to get well-crafted high octane short sequences. F9 was shot by Australian cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, which is a frequent collaborator of Justin Lin.
Windon has shot F9 almost entirely on film. The main camera was the Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, accompanied by smaller cameras (ARRIFLEX 235,435 and Mini), which were mainly utilized on the pursuit sequences. To capture the action, the team used mainly the Panavision Primo Zooms. (Read our article which elaborates about the cameras: F9 Official Trailer 2 Dropped: High Octane Action Film Shot on Panavision).
RED Hydrogen One is in the film
One of the surprises was seeing the RED Hydrogen One stars in the film. How can it be? The explanation is easy. F9 began shooting in June 2019, back when RED was still selling its smartphone (the Hydrogen One). By the time RED killed the entire Hydrogen project in October, it was already too late, and most of the film was shot, leaving the Hydrogen One trapped in the cinematic universe of The Fast Saga. It’ll be interesting to explore this phone in the movie though.
F9 BTS video
F9 is scheduled to the world premiere in South Korea on May 19, 2021, and is set to be released in the United States on June 25, 2021, including on IMAX theaters. Meanwhile, dive into that epic “Michael Bay-style” cinematography showed in the BTS (Behind The Scenes) video below: