Universal's lucrative Fast and Furious franchise has shown no signs of slowing down, and in fact: it is doing better than ever. The first seven installments in the unstoppable series grossed $3.9 billion at the global box office, and over $1.5 billion of that came from 2015’s Furious 7 — which was one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and became the sixth-biggest global title of all time.
Even though it has left its illegal street-racing roots in the dust, shifting to heists, certains aspects of the unstoppable series have remained: beautiful people driving equally-beautiful vehicles, jaw-dropping car stunts, well-choreographed fight sequences, and the protagonists' unique, strong familial bond.
Universal will see if it can keep the good times rolling, as they will unleash the newest chapter, The Fate of the Furious, in theaters this spring. And to give its first trailer a proper debut, the studio held a special event today in Times Square and online for all to see.
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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.
The cast features Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" 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), written by Chris Morgan, and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel. Samantha Vincent, Amanda Lewis, and Chris Morgan serve as executive producers.
The Fate of the Furious will race into theaters on April 14, 2017.
I was not prepared for the FATE OF THE FURIOUS trailer. Holy shit.— BenDavid Grabinski (@bdgrabinski) December 12, 2016
Fun drinking game. Take a drink every time they say "family" in the Fate of the Furious trailer. #F8— Joshua Ovenshire (@TheJovenshire) December 12, 2016
BRB, going to watch The Fate of the Furious trailer another 50 times. pic.twitter.com/Kgoq0X2UOG— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) December 12, 2016
@LanhNguyenFilms oh man this is gonna be one hell of a film. Didn't think they could throw any curve balls but the trailer looks siiiiick— Nirave 尼拉夫 (@nirave) December 12, 2016
Also this trailer is insane as hell nothing makes sense anymore— Micah Singleton (@MicahSingleton) December 12, 2016
The new Fast & The Furious trailer is the first good thing to happen since the election.— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) December 12, 2016
The Fast & Furious trailer makes me happy, just sheer perfect.— Sneaky Zebra (@The_SneakyZebra) December 12, 2016
Seeing the trailer for #F8 brings back many, bittersweet memories. This next chapter looks so fun! Can't wait to ride again. As a passenger.— James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 12, 2016
That fast 8 trailer was crazy !— Dontre Wilson (@treydayy_) December 12, 2016
ANYBODY SEE THE NEW FAST 8 TRAILER THAT WAS JUST RELEASED?!? Dom........— TmarTn (@TmarTn) December 12, 2016
Fast and Furious Trailer was SICK!!!!!!— ALLSILENCED (@ALLSILENCED) December 12, 2016
@samanthamarg also how dare they put a photo to Paul Walker in the trailer, I didn't wanna cry— Kat Angus (@katangus) December 12, 2016
Man, those Fast and Furious movies just keep looking stupider and stupider.— Brian McClellan (@BrianTMcClellan) December 12, 2016
The Fate of the Furious
....is death by CGI.— Spencer Paysinger (@PYSNGR) December 12, 2016
┳┻|— Scott Wampler (@LimitedPaper) December 12, 2016
┻┳| •.•) I think the FURIOUS 8 trailer's kinda weak
The trailer for The Fate of the Furious is surprisingly sub-dominant.— Will Goss (@williambgoss) December 12, 2016
The Trailer for #F8 should win every Academy Award.— Nick Mundy (@dickfundy) December 12, 2016