“Fast 8” has been given a new name and is now titled, “The Fate of the Furious”. Over the weekend, Universal Pictures released the first official poster and the full-length trailer, giving us a good look at what the “Fast and Furious” franchise’s post-Paul Walker existence will look like.
Despite the questionable movie title, the new trailer is very action-heavy and has everything viewers want to see in a “Fast and Furious” film – fast cars, explosions, skimpy clad ladies, and our favourite cast members. Now it appears as though one of them has turned his back on his crew.
The official synopsis for “Fast and Furious 8” is as follows:
“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 (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.”
After 7 instalments, the “Fast and Furious” franchise seems to be going strong. This time around, it looks like there will be trouble in paradise for Dom and Letty. The clip also reveals that there will be some action taking place in Cuba, New York, and some frozen plains Iceland. Perhaps they’ve taken a cue from the “James Bond” movies for the snow action sequence?
“The Fate of the Furious” poster also has a slogan that reads “family no more”, which indicates that there will be civil war within the “Fast and Furious” family crew. Playing up to the notion that Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson are not very fond of each other, this could mean that we’ll be seeing the 2 square off for the first time since “Fast Five”.
Watch the drama unfold below:
“The Fate of the Furious” opens in theatres on 14th April 2017.