In the past two weeks, Fast and Furious 6 has become one of the most talked-about and anticipated blockbusters of the year. I’ve been looking forward to it ever since the close of Fast Five teased the next chapter in the series, and it’s great to know that it’s just over three months away from landing.
Universal launched the film in the best way possible, by giving it a 60-second Super Bowl TV spot. They followed that up with an extended full-length first trailer. And last night, we were treated to a great new theatrical trailer.
“Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.
Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.”
Starring alongside Diesel and Walker is another exceptional ensemble, headed up by Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Luke Evans, Joe Taslim, Tyrese Gibson, Gina Carano, Gal Gadot, Elsa Pataky, and the excellent Sung Kang.
Justin Lin is behind the camera once more for Fast and Furious 6, having helmed the third, fourth, and fifth instalments. Lin is directing from a script penned by Chris Morgan, who’s written all the films in the series that Lin has directed.
Fast and Furious 6 will be hitting hard on 24th May in the UK and US, and that is definitely a release date you’ll want to commit to memory. This is going to be awesome. For now, here’s the great new poster, which you can click through to enlarge. All Road Lead to This. I love that tagline.