Apparently the studio is doing it a little differently this time — instead of letting one of the big movie sites debut it exclusively, they’re releasing the first teaser trailer for “Fast Five” on the Facebook page of the film’s star, Vin Diesel. Makes sense, really; films like the “Fast and Furious” franchise were always built around core audiences that are very loyal to the product. Plus, Diesel has like, 60 gazillion fans or something. And oh yeah, Universal has also released a new batch of images for the movie. Crank away, boys!
Former cop Brian O’Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto 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 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.
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Elsa Pataky, Joaquim de Almeida, Dwayne Johnson and directed by Justin Lin.
Cranking it hardcore April 29, 2011.
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The same teaser, but with Vin Diesel intro: