As fans gear up (pun intended) for the tenth instalment of the Fast and the Furious franchise, it seems as though this particular continuation of the series could be one of the most expensive film-makings in history.
Fans still have to wait around another six months for this film to be released, but insider scoops have suggested that the budget has ballooned so much that it could join the ranks of most expensive films ever made.
The Wrap reported how ‘Fast X’s budget currently supposedly sits at $340 million – that is, a whopping 70% more than the blockbuster’s budget was intended to be.
The outlet revealed that the price tag can be blamed on various elements such as the increased salaries for main star Vin Diesel and cast, production costs due to inflation as well as pandemic impacts.
If the budget did shoot up to $340 million, Fast X would be right up there with the likes of Avengers: Endgame ($356 million) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($379 million).
In comparison, James Cameron’s Avatar, which was considered to be a groundbreaking film in terms of VFX and overall costs, racked up a $237 million budget. Its sequel jumped to $250 million.