Looks like Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are getting in the driver's seat again.
The high-octane original stars of The Fast and the Furious are revving up for a fourth installment of the street-racing saga. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Diesel, 40, and Walker, 34, are in talks to reprise their respective roles as street gang leader Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Conner, the undercover cop sent to take him down.
The 2001 film, directed by Rob Cohen, was a surprise blockbuster, cruising to $207 million in worldwide ticket sales.
But Diesel resisted returning for the inevitable sequel, leaving Walker to headline the 2003 followup. The John Singleton-helmed 2 Fast 2 Furious fared even better, raking in $236 million overall.
Diesel made a brief cameo and Walker was MIA altogether for the third movie in the series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which starred Lucas Black and proved to be a disappointment with moviegoers, grossing just $158 million worldwide.
As with all the previous Fast and the Furious entries, the fourth edition one will revolve around—what else—dirty deals and hot cars. Chris Morgan and Justin Lin, the writer and director tandem behind Tokyo Drift, have come aboard the new film.
Shooting could commence on the yet-to-be-titled flick as early as next spring in Los Angeles, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Diesel's next project is Babylon A.D., a sci-fi action thriller set in the near future about a special-forces operative charged with getting a woman from Russia to China. The catch: The woman is host to a organism that may be a genetically modified Messiah and certain people don't want her alive.
The actor is also attached direct and star in Hannibal the Conquerer about the legendary Carthaginian general leading a charge of ancient Rome. Diesel will also lend his baritone to the CG sci-fi adventure Rockfish.
Walker, meanwhile, just finished shooting the crime thriller The Heaven Project, due out next year.