Inspired by the upcoming release of “Fast & Furious 6,” the latest installment in the blockbuster action franchise, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has announced it will create a sequel to Operation Fast & Furious, their 2009 botched gun-trafficking sting operation that resulted in over 2,000 guns being allowed to end up in the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels.
According to ATF acting director B. Todd Jones, he is confident that in the tradition of the “Fast & Furious” franchise with each film being bigger than the last, the government’s Operation 2 Fast 2 Furious will be extremely successful.
“The reason we named the original operation ‘Fast and Furious,’ was because we were making it up as we went along, just like the script for the movie franchise,” Jones told Hollywood & Swine. “Unfortunately due to our incompetence, we should have named the operation after another Vin Diesel film, ‘Babylon A.D.’ since it was a total failure that everyone is still trying to forget about.”
Operation 2 Fast 2 Furious will be the first to be named after an action film since the Justice Department’s Operation Expendables, which was responsible for firing all the inept law enforcement officials who had any involvement with the original Operation Fast & Furious.
ATF officials were hoping to convince “Fast & Furious 6” helmer, Justin Lin, to direct their newest gun-trafficking sting operation, but he turned it down as he did a recent offer to direct “Fast & Furious 7.”
“Fast & Furious 6” star Paul Walker believes the ATF is doing the right thing by ignoring their critics and continuing on with their “Fast and Furious” sting operations.
“When ‘The Fast and the Furious’ first came out, a lot of people dismissed it as a rip-off of ‘Point Break’ and never thought we’d turn it into a billion dollar franchise,” Walker said. “And if the ATF just keeps churning out Fast and Furious sting operations, no one will even remember what happened in the first one, just like no one remembers what happened in the last few ‘Fast & Furious’ films.”