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.
Operation 2 Fast 2 Furious will be the first to be named after an action film since the Justice Dept.'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.
"Fast & Furious 6" star Paul Walker believes the ATF is doing the right thing by ignoring critics and continuing the Fast and Furious operations.
"When 'The Fast and the Furious' first came out, a lot of people dismissed it as a rip-off of 'Point Break,'" 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."
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