Fast and Furious: Rare Earth

STANDING. MIDWAY DOWN DRAG STRIP. ORANGE COUNTY, CA. DAY 1

A loud electric turbine sound...

CLOSE ON A YOUNG MAN

...sun shines on his face, matte green Ray Bans (product placement) hides his eyes. This is WALTER THOMPSON, young, arrogant, brilliant engineer, turned criminal mastermind and EV drag racing mogul. He smiles.

Pan to racetrack to catch end of race.

A Tesla Model S in full race livery (product placement) crosses the quarter-mile mark two car lengths ahead of a bright green SRT Viper.

Pull back to see two young women on either side of WALTER.

JUDY LANG, MIT Engineering shirt, serious glare, and SAMANTHA RALSTEN, dark-haired, big smile, glasses, holding clipboard.

JUDY: What’s the total so far today?

SAMANTHA: A hundred and fifty k.

WALTER: The day is still young ladies. The day is still young. Who’s next?

Zoom on JUDY flipping back and forth through papers.

JUDY: Shit. This can’t be right.

WALTER: What’s it say?

WALTER takes paper. Begins to Laugh.

WALTER: Toretto? It IS my lucky day. Welcome home, Dom. Welcome home.

CHARACTER IDEAS/NOTES:

WALTER, a DARPA engineer turned criminal mastermind & EV racing mogul, blames Dominic Toretto for his father’s death.

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WALTER’s father owned the largest mining conglomerate on Earth. The company, Mineral X, has been accused of using rebel armies and child labor to mine rare minerals.

WALTER took over the company when his father was killed during a deal in which DOMINIC was the driver.

WALTER currently holds a patent to a revolutionary new technology using Coltan to create the most advanced battery in the world. Mineral X holds the rights to every known mine that produces Coltan.

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WALTER is now on a mission to kill everyone DOMINIC has ever loved. WALTER has contracted DOMINIC’s team for a ‘job’ which is an elaborate plan to have each of them killed one-by-one.

Learning of WALTER’s plan INTERPOL sends Agent ROBERTS (Statham) to convince DOMINIC to work with INTERPOL to take down WALTER.

DOMINIC will have to put his team at risk to take down WALTER and his evil empire.

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