The big-budget car-racing franchise is revving up to shoot in Scotland this week – with work today underway before a high-octane stunt is filmed in Glasgow.
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the last movie in the series was the most successful yet – with Fast & Furious 5 grossing $626.1 million worldwide.
That film was heavily set in Rio, whereas for its sequel (informally known as Fast 6) action is moving to London – with Glasgow doubling as the UK couple for a spectacular stunt set to be shot over the next couple of days.
It’s expected that none of the lead actors for Fast 6 will be in Glasgow for the shoot by the production's secondary film unit, which takes place at night in Cadogan Street and the Broomielaw.
When we took a look earlier today, production was gearing up, with a number of black cabs and police cars lining Cadogan Street – which was partially shut off – as preparations were put in place.
Around 250 local and out-of-town crew members will be involved in the shoot during late August and early September.
It comes around a year after Glasgow hosted filming for World War Z starring Brad Pitt, and Cloud Atlas starring Halle Berry.
Bailie Liz Cameron, at Glasgow City Council, has previously said: "It's great that yet another major film is being made in Glasgow, further proof of our status as the UK's most film-friendly city.
"I'm sure that people in Glasgow will be looking forward to seeing how our streets look in this movie, as they do in so many other films."