Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

It's Funny Because It's Awwww: The 5-Year-Old Screenwriter Behind Fast Five

In a video conceived by Chris Kelly, the kindergartner who wrote Fast Five chats with The Onion's Today Now! about his new action-packed film. Though he may not be old enough to not pee his pants when he's asleep, Chris Morgan knows what American audiences want: cars that go boom, Vin Diesel's big muscles and trains with holes in them. I can only assume he wrote the previous four The Fast And The Furious movies as well. Missing teeth, taking off his shoes on-camera and falling asleep mid-sentence seems par for the course for most screenwriters, but somehow Morgan manages to make it work. I look forward to seeing big things from this prodigy, most likely scrawled in crayon on the wall behind the living room sofa.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/pablogold Pablo Goldstein

    I don't care what anyone says. The original Fast and the Furious will be considered a great cult film within 15 years. I'll bet my first-born son on this and my left nut, which kind of cancels each other out when you think of it.

    But yeah, that's a pretty-spot on interpretation of how the sequels have been made.