Residents not happy with “Fast X”, plan to protest against its 10 shoot in LA’s Angelino Heights

Fast and Furious 10. Image credit: Wallpaper cave

IBNS/Los Angeles: The residents of Los Angeles’ historic Angelino Heights neighborhood, where the shooting of the film “Fast X” is being planned, are not happy with the movie.

The locals have even decided to protest against the movie if shooting for it begins in the region.

Ever since it premiered in 2001, “Fast and the Furious” fans have made a beeline to Angelino Heights to gawk at Bob’s Market, the store owned by the family of the film’s Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and the character’s quaint Victorian house, reports Variety.

But unlike the nearby house where The WB series “Charmed” was shot, Bob’s Market and Dominic’s house have become a destination for more than just snapping selfies. Nearly every night, car enthusiasts spin out doing donuts at high speeds in front of the store in addition to racing and doing street takeovers throughout the area just west of Downtown, the magazine reported.

Residents who deal with the constant noise and unsafe conditions are fed up, and are planning a protest for the “Fast X” shoot on Friday.

The protests are being planned due to the anger people have over the effects of street racing and takeovers.

Meanwhile, traffic fatalities and pedestrian deaths have skyrocketed during the pandemic, often caused by reckless driving and speeding. It’s become an epidemic across L.A. and the entire country — traffic deaths in the U.S. jumped 21% in the first three months of 2022 compared to 2020, reports Variety.

A notice of filming from FilmLA received by community members indicates that “Fast X” will shoot Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. in front of the Toretto house on Kensington Road, with “simulated emergency services activity, aerial photography, wetting down of street and atmospheric smoke.”

According to a spokesperson for FilmLA, which is in charge of permits for film shooting in Los Angeles, a shooting permit has not been finalized, but the bulletins were provided to the community by the office, the magazine reported.

“If this film shoot is allowed to go forward in Angelino Heights, or any part of it from F10 Productions (Universal) … we will stage a protest and will invite many reporters and news cameras to film us protesting this film shoot all day and night,” an email obtained by Variety from a resident to Los Angeles City Council reads. “We will hold this protest to honor the 178 people who have been killed by street racers in Los Angeles, and to shame Universal for their callous disregard for this deadly epidemic of street racing their films started and continue to promote.”

Fast X (also known as Fast & Furious 10) is an upcoming American action film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau.

It is the sequel to F9 (2021), serving as the tenth main installment, and the eleventh feature-film in the Fast & Furious franchise.