First Look: FAST FIVE, starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Gentlemen, start your testosterone.
Back in September we got the release date for the fifth installment in the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise, FAST FIVE. Two months later, it was announced that THE THING prequel would be losing its release date due to FAST FIVE, and today, we have our first look at the film.
Based on the picture and the synopsis below, it looks like we're going to get some serious Diesel/Johnson fighting action. Picking up where the last film left off, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) are on the run from Johnny Law. This go-around, Johnny Law is Johnson and his name is federal agent Luke Hobbs. Also returning to FIVE is Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon. and Don Omar.
GATW's biggest fan of the FURIOUS franchise is Managing Editor James Wallace, so we'll see what he thinks of this when it releases. Below is the official synopsis.
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, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, 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.