The Fate of the Furious trailer: Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron in a fast-paced, confusing ride
The Fate Of The Furious is kicking it into high gear in a newly released trailer for the upcoming eighth installment. The team of car criminals turned heroes are back to save New York.
New York has always been the center of problems: Loki unleashed demons from another dimension in Avengers, aliens wrecked havoc in Independence Day, Godzilla has destroyed it in the 1998 film and even sharks got to it in the film Sharknado.
But now, it faces a unique problem: Car Terrorism.
Mysterious tech terrorist Cipher, played by Charlize Theron (she has made a career out of appearing in films with cars like Mad Max:Fury Road) is taking over cars in New York and driving them to death and destruction in the city. She has forced an alliance with Vin Diesel's family leader Dominic Toretto.
Dominic's family now has to embark on another VFX-and-action filled mission to save Dom and stop Cipher. They unite with a former foe, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) to help them stop the car terrorist.
The Fate of the Furious trailer teases plenty of mind-boggling and physics-defying (also property-destroying stunts.) Among the highlights are troves of cars raining out of New York City parking garages, Ludacris driving a tank across a frozen tundra.
The film is the last installment in the Fast and the Furious series and is being helmed by F. Gary Gray and also stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell and Helen Mirren.
This is the franchise's first film without Paul Walker, who died midway during the filming of Fast and the Furious 7. Apart from the stunts, the trailer takes pride in being as fast paced as the cars in the film, and requires multiple viewings.
Here's the second trailer for the film which is out in cinemas on 14 April.