Earlier today on Vin Diesel’s Facebook page, for which he has a shockingly high 19.5 million fans, the actor posted the first official trailer for the upcoming fifth movie in the franchise, Fast Five.
The film takes place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. After the events of the fourth movie, Fast & Furious, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) are forced to flee the country. Once they reach Brazil, the three assemble a crew of friends and drivers to go head to head with a corrupt businessman. But on their tail is the dogged and relentless federal agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), who has sworn to bring them in, but soon discovers that he is not sure which side he is on. You can also probably expect a fair amount of driving and car chases, and probably some big explosions.
The film also brings back several faces familiar to the franchise, including Ludacris and Tyrese Gibson (from the second film, 2 Fast 2 Furious) Matt Schulze (Vince from the original The Fast and the Furious), and many others that have made an appearance throughout the course of the series. Even death can’t stop this crew from re-assembling, as Sung Kang’s (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast & Furious) character of Han appears to have pulled a Lazarus and risen from the dead.
A sixth movie in the series is also in the early stages of development.
Fast Five will be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift). It hits theaters on April 29, 2011.