It's been several months and still no one has been able to answer me about why Dominic Toretto and his wily gang of speed chasing hustlers have abandoned their "Fast" moniker and are now openly embracing their feeble destiny in THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. It could be foreshadowing. It could be the unexpected death of original star of the franchise, Paul Walker, that's shifted the narrative into existentialism. But still, it's an interesting thing to have to adjust to.
In any case, clearly I'll be watching this. Helen Mirren, Jason Statham, and Charlize Theron? Yeah, I'm here for it. In case you need to catch up on where we are in the franchise, take a look at the synopsis for this new film:
On the heels of 2015's Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.
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.
For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne 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) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.
Universal Pictures has revealed a few new stills from the film. Check 'em out:
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS opens in theaters nationwide on April 14.