With the reveal of the official title of Fast and Furious 8: "The Fate of the Furious," came a tease for a new trailer. The first official synopsis for the film was also released by Universal in a follow-up release. The press release noted that Furious 7 was the sixth-biggest global release of all time - so number eight has a lot to live up to.
"Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and 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 (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
"From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
"For THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel."
It's interesting to note that the character of Brian, played by the deceased Paul Walker, has been merely "retired" in the storyline, rather than being dead in the franchise's world. They have also fully bought into the idea that this is essentially an A-Team or G.I. Joe style franchise now, calling the team an "elite force" rather than street racers.
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The Fate of the Furious hits theaters April 14, 2017.