‘F&F’ director got man arrested in Tokyo
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin reveals he got a man arrested while filming predecessor Tokyo Drift.
Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin has revealed that he got a man arrested while filming the third movie in the car franchise, Tokyo Drift.
Lin told DS that Universal hired a “fall guy” to accompany him in Tokyo because Japanese authorities refuse to give out permits for location shoots.
The director explained: “When we went to shoot in Tokyo it’s a very different culture. They don’t give out film permits. We would be setting up a scene and people would just walk right through the set. I had this one guy, I thought he said he was me. I didn’t know what that meant.
“I wanted to shoot in Shibuya, which is the most crowded place in Tokyo. The cops, they’re all so polite, so it takes ten minutes for them to come over and kick you out. They shut us down, I’d gotten all my shots, but I didn’t know they were going to arrest me. Another guy stepped up and said, ‘I’m the director.’ I found out that it was his job to take the fall for me. He went to jail for the night and I’m forever grateful.”
Fast & Furious is released in cinemas tomorrow.