"I’ve got a very soft spot for Tokyo Drift"
Christopher Nolan has revealed that he loves Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift.
As reported by Sung’s Garage – a car website hosted by Tokyo Drift star Sung Kang – the Dark Knight Happy Sad Confuseddirector made the revelation in a podcast.
“I’m sort of original recipe… but I’ve got a very soft spot for Tokyo Drift, actually,” he said.
“Then with Justin Lin’s iterations, as they got crazier and bigger and crazier and bigger, they became something else, but something else kind of fun,” he continued.
2006’s Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift was the third instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise and marked the first to be directed by Justin Lin. Lin reprised ‘Han’, played by Kang, from his 2002 film Better Luck Tomorrow to be a main character in the film.
Although Han was killed off at the end of Tokyo Drift, the character would later make appearances in sequels 2009’s Fast & Furious, 2011’s Fast Five and 2013’s Fast & Furious 6 – all three of which were directed by Lin.
Kang will once again reprise his role of Han in Fast & Furious 9, again directed by Lin. F9 will be released on 28 May 2021.