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The wheels have yet to come off this car-crazy franchise and the fifth installment, set in a much grittier Rio than the recent screen version. A Smash-’em-up heist film sturdy enough to please much of the franchise fans.
Fast Five (Fast and Furious 5) director Justin Lin, back for his third go-around, opens it up in top gear; 30 seconds in and the first screech of tires hits the air. Former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and girlfriend Mia (Jordana Brewster) along with some friends bust Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) out of a prison transport bus.
On the run in Rio de Janeiro, unlike the typical Rio location film, filled with the famously underclad residents and luscious beach backdrops. We get favelas and back-street garages and gun-toting bad guys. Still eye-candy did not lack; for we are given beautiful women (Jordana Brewster, Gal Gadot, Elsa Pataky) and many beautiful cars.
After making a mortal enemy of the city’s reigning drug lord, Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida), Dom and company find themselves in a jam that makes illegal street-racing look like kids’ stuff. With tank-like federal agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) hot on their trail and Reyes’ henchmen blasting at them with rocket-propelled grenades, Dom decides the only way to buy freedom is with $100 million of Reyes’ money.
So he assembles a dream team, calling in franchise favorites including Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Han (Sung Kang) and Gisele (Gal Gadot) for “one last job.”
Big crashes, beautiful women and roiling testosterone, not to mention the addition of The Rock as a fire-and-brimstone federal agent – there’s plenty to pull in the audience that’s followed over a decade the turbo-charged adventures of a gang of street-racers.
“Next spring, this model is fully loaded.” Vin Diesel as a car-stealin’ ninja?! Universal has debuted the first trailer for Justin Lin’s Fast Five, the fifth movie in their insanely successful Fast and the Furious franchise of high speed, high octane, highly mediocre movies.
Vin Diesel premiered the trailer on his own Facebook and it’s packed with plenty of TNA, lots of explosions, and more suped up cars than you can throw a stick at, as expected. As we also know, this stars Dwayne Johnson as well as Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris. I’m not really into this franchise at all, but that’s just me. Watch and enjoy!
Watch the first trailer for Justin Lin’s Fast Five:
Dom (Diesel) and his team of top racers find themselves on the wrong side of the law again as they try to switch lanes between a ruthless drug lord who wants them dead and a relentless federal agent (Johnson).
Fast Five is again directed by Taiwanese director Justin Lin, who previously helmed Better Luck Tomorrow, Spotlighting, Annapolis as well as Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and 2009’s last sequel Fast & Furious. The screenplay was written by Chris Morgan, of Cellular, Wanted, Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious as well as the upcoming 47 Ronin. Universal is bringing Fast Five to theaters everywhere in 3D on April 29th next year.
Here are some new pictures from the upcoming Fast Five film, the 5th installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. As you can tell from the pictures, many old faces reappear while a slew of new faces make their debut in the franchise series. The most notable addition is former WWE Superstar, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as lawman Luke Hobbs, assigned to capture Dom and his crew. Another face you may recognize is Matt Schulze, who played Vince in the first movie. You can only imagine what he will be up to in Fast Five. And in case you’re wondering, the 6th installment is also in the works but it will not be filmed back to back with the 5th film. Keep checking back as we will have continuous updates here on MyEvilStar.Com.
From Vin Diesel’s Facebook: “Had a meeting with Justin Lin today regarding the Fast saga… some daring but fascinating thoughts in terms of action set pieces… and relationships, old and new.The team is on their way to Brazil this evening, to scout, and to see what selection of cars there are.”