Universal Pictures has released the first movie trailer for the latest installment of the Fast and the Furious series, Fast Five. The film stars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris. Justin Lin, who has directed the last couple of sequels (beginning with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006), directed this latest installment. I havent really enjoyed a film in this series since the original movie. I must admit, this trailer actually makes the new sequel look like it could actually be fun. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Thanks to our Russian friends at Filmz.ru for first getting the trailer online. The trailer was supposed to premiere on Vin Diesel’s facebook page but was taking a long time to appear. We’ve updated the story with the facebook video now that it is online.
Here is the official plot synopsis:
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.
Fast Five will hit theaters on April 29th, 2011.