Fast and Furious began in 2001 centered on illegal street racing, that then became one the most thrilling movies in history. The film came up after Paul Walker, and then writer Moritz decided to experiment on street racing films. They decided to convince Vin Diesel to join the film but initially declined since the script was deemed underwhelming. After much persuasion from Walker, Vin Diesel accepted, and they made the first film, which propelled them to international stardom. After revolving around much of the street racing, in 2009, Moritz decided to turn the franchise into action heist films with the release of Fast and Furious. Many actors including Tyrese Gibson, Mitchell Rodriguez, Ludacris, and Jordana Brewster all appear.
In 2011, with the introduction of Dwayne Johnson, Fast Five was released, and many consider it as the best film in the series particularly due to the performances, and action sequences. Fast Six followed in 2013, and Furious 7 was released after the death of Paul Walker. It was followed by The Fate of the Furious in 2017, and a new film was to be released in 2020 called F9.