Vin Diesel: 'I want to shoot in PH'

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at May 16 2013 12:40 PM | Updated as of May 16 2013 08:40 PM

Vin Diesel: 'I want to shoot in PH' 1Hollywood actor Vin Diesel gives the thumbs up sign during the premiere of "Fast & Furious 6" at the SM Mall of Asia on Wednesday night. Photo by Vincent Go for

MANILA, Philippines -- Hollywood action star Vin Diesel said he will ask Universal Pictures to shoot one of the upcoming "Fast & Furious" movies in the Philippines.

Diesel revealed that he expects to do three more "Fast & Future" movies after the sixth installment hits theaters.

"Our tour here was so incredible that when I go back to LA and when we start doing, developing 7, 8, 9, I will tell Universal that I want to shoot in the Philippines. That is because of you," Diesel said during the premiere night of "Fast & Furious 6" at SM Mall of Asia on Wednesday.

"This is the best premiere I've ever been to in my life. As you know my sister-in-law is from the Philippines and she told me to say this: 'Mahal ko kayo,'" Diesel told the crowd.

The successful action franchise has filmed in international locations before, notably the third movie, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" released in 2006.

"Fast Five," meanwhile, was set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In previous interviews, Diesel mentioned that the upcoming "Fast & Furious" movies may shoot in Egypt and Greece.

Just as he did in his media interviews, Diesel on Wednesday again praised the Philippines, describing the country as "magical."

"This really is a magical country. The people have been so warm with us and so loving us. I don't think the world realizes how special the Philippines is. It really is special," Diesel said.

Joining Diesel in gracing the premiere night were his "Fast & Furious 6" co-stars Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano and Luke Evans. Producer Neil Moritz was also present.