This is the first film in the series to move away from the underground car-racing theme of the series’ previous films which was considered to have placed a barrier on audience numbers.
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What “Fast & Furious” does have — and it has gone largely unnoticed — is an astounding online following. Its Facebook page has 24.9 million “likes,” more than any active film series except “Avatar.” Mr. Diesel has 39 million Facebook fans; among actors, only Will Smith has more.
About the new movie
We’ve seen the Super Bowl spot. We’ve watched the big trailer that followed after it. Now comes the theatrical cut promo for Fast & Furious 6, which, while it doesn’t exactly re-invent the screeching wheels, has a couple of new snippets. Check it out below.
This time around, Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of the gang assembled for Fast Five are asked by dogged law enforcement type Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to help him take down a nasty former British special forces type named Owen Shaw (Luke Evans).They’re initially reticent, since the heist in Rio left them all rich and able to hide away. But when Dom negotiates for full pardons, our motley crew of car experts and other criminals apply their usual brand of vehicular warfare. Cue cars, tanks, planes and other assorted toys going smash, crash and boom…For those of you that just can’t get enough Fast & Furious news, Ain’t It Cool is reporting an apparent cameo at the end that leads into the seventh film. This – assuming it’s real, and our own on-set sources indicate that it probably is – is a big spoiler, so head over there at your peril and no blabbing about it for those who wish to stay pure. Or we’ll set Luke Hobbs on you: boots well and truly to asses.
The fans are not forgotten
Neal H. Moritz, the franchise’s primary producer, and Justin Lin, who has directed four of the six movies, have included fans’ cars in the films. Mr. Diesel said the casting of Dwayne Johnson (a k a the Rock) in “Fast Five” was inspired by fan feedback. “If we take the time to listen, we will have a better movie,” Mr. Diesel said, according to Nytimes.com