Last year’s “Furious 7” became a global phenomenon, breaking records and becoming the highest-grossing film in the franchise after just 12 days. It was a bittersweet tribute to the late Paul Walker who passed away on November 30, 2013, with filming only half-completed. The show went on and the feature grossed $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of all time. Just when fans thought they would be saying goodbye to the blockbuster franchise, “Fast 8” was announced shortly after and now we have the first teaser.
Ahead of the official trailer’s debut on Sunday, December 11, Universal has shared a 15-second sneak peek, as well as revealed that the eighth movie will be titled “The Fate of the Furious.”
The preview teases fans with enough explosions, car chases, beautiful women, and a look at Charlize Theron’s character to keep you satisfied until the trailer is released.
Filmed in Cuba, New York and the Barents Sea, the gang is back to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world. The film begins with Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) on their honeymoon and the rest of the group exonerated. When a mysterious woman (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.
Diesel is joined by returning cast members Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. Additional newcomers include Scott Eastwood and Helen Mirren.
The movie is directed by “Straight Outta Compton” helmer F. Gary Gray and produced by Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.
“The Fate of the Furious” arrives in theaters on April 14, 2017.