With Justin Lin’s Fast Five opening next month (April 29), Universal has released a new trailer and the fifth installment looks to be the biggest yet in terms of action and cast. When I spoke to producer Neal Moritz about the film, he told me the big bank heist (which you can see in the trailer) is around 14 minutes of non-stop action. He said:
“That sequence of them pulling this vault through the city of Rio De Janeiro being chased by 50 police cars throughout the city is one of the most incredible sequences I’ve ever seen on film. The action in that is like nothing you’ve ever seen, it’s all real.”
While none of the Fast and the Furious films will ever win any awards, what I like about them is they don’t pretend to be anything more than what they are. And with an April release date, the film should make a lot of coin before the rest of the big summer movies even come out. Check out the new trailer after the jump:
Fast Five stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, and Joaquim De Almeida.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead a reunion of returning all-stars from every chapter of the explosive franchise built on speed in Fast Five. In this installment, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
Since Brian and Mia Toretto (Brewster) broke Dom out of custody, they’ve blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he’s not the only one on their tail.
Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs (Johnson) never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can’t separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey…before someone else runs them down first.