The first trailer is here for the latest sequel in The Fast and the Furious franchise and it left me saying, “Daaammn!”
Vin Diesel reprises his role as Dominic “Dom” Toretto in the upcoming eighth film, The Fate of the Furious. [aka “F8”] Notably absent from the film is the late Paul Walker (Brian O’Connor), whose last role was in the box office smash Furious 7 (2015) of the aforementioned franchise.
Here’s the premise of The Fate of the Furious:
“Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon, Brian and Mia have retired from the game and the rest of the crew has been exonerated. The globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Cipher) seduces Dom into the world of crime, he can’t seem to escape and betrays those closest to him. The crew will face trials that will test them as never before.”
This eighth adventure will take fans “from the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea…”, giving us an epic street race and more outlandish car chase sequences as the F8 team crisscross the globe.
The Fate of the Furious stars (in addition to Diesel), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Ortiz), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Luke Hobbs), Tyrese Gibson (Roman Pearce), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (Tej Parker), Lucas Black (Sean Boswell), Scott Eastwood (a law enforcement agent), Kurt Russell (Frank Petty), Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), and Charlize Theron (Cipher). The film’s directed by F. Gary Gray (Friday, Straight Outta Compton, and The Italian Job).
Phresh Movie Fact: The previous seven Fast and the Furious films (2001-2015) have generated a whopping $3.948 billion at the worldwide box office.