Start your engines as the eighth installment of the original “Fast and Furious” franchise races into theaters on April 14.
All seems normal in the close relationships of friends Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Luke (Dwayne Johnson). However, everything changes with the appearance of a strange woman who turns Dom into a criminal and causes him to betray his family and friends.
Dom’s friends are willing to do almost anything to bring him back to the person they all know and love, even teaming up with one of their biggest enemies, Ian Shaw (Jason Stratham) who first appeared in the end of “Fast and Furious 6”.
Trailers have shown dramatic action sequences, such as when driving on ice during a mission, a huge submarine surfaces from the water. Bonds will be broken as the team must capture Dom, who is now a wanted man.
After breaking box office records in April 2015, it was thought that “Furious 7” would be the last film of the franchise due to the 2013 death of “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker. These thoughts were proved wrong, when “Fast and Furious” star Vin Diesel announced at CinemaCon 2016 that the series would continue as a ten-film franchise.
Walker and his friend Roger Rodas were both attending a car show charity when they drove off in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and fatally crashed, killing them both. CGI was used to incorporate Walker into the scenes of “Furious 7” he was unable to finish before his unfortunate death.
There are a total of 9 films in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, including a short-film, (Los Bandoleros), and a solo-film (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift). Diesel had also announced the release dates for the next films.“Fast and Furious 9” releasing in April 2019 and “Fast and Furious 10” releasing in April 2021. No other information has been released for these upcoming installments to the beloved franchise.
“Fate of the Furious” will include new action-packed scenes and new fancy cars for all fans to enjoy.