How soon after 'Tokyo Drift' ends does 'Fast & Furious' take place?
Actually Fast & Furious takes place prior to Tokyo Drift, before Han (Sung Kang) flees to Tokyo, and five years after the first movie, The Fast and the Furious, evidenced when Dom's sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) says to Brian 'That's all you have to say after five years?'
Unbeknownst to Dom, Letty made a deal with Brian in exchange for the FBI clearing Dom's name. She agreed to go undercover as one of Braga's couriers in order to get evidence against him. However, Braga considers his drivers to be disposable and has them shot after they complete their jobs so that he doesn't have to pay them. Letty was able to get away, but Fenix (Laz Alonso) hunted her down, crashed her car, and killed her.
Is 'Fast & Furious' based on a book?
\Fast & Furious was filmed from a screenplay written by American screenwriter Chris Morgan, using characters created by Gary Scott Thompson in the first movie of the Fast and Furious franchise. Fast & Furious is the fourth movie in the series, preceded by The Fast and the Furious (2001), 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003), and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), and followed by Fast Five (2011) and Furious 6 (2013). Furious 7 is set for release in 2015.