The first trailer has been unveiled for The Fate Of The Furious, the eighth Fast and Furious franchise film.
The Fate Of The Furious is set for release on April 14, 2017. Joining franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in the eighth instalment are Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren and Suicide Squad‘s Scott Eastwood. Kurt Russell is reprising his role as Frank Petty from last year’s Fast & Furious 7.
It’s the only Furious movie other than Tokyo Drift not to feature Paul Walker. The actor passed away in 2013 and posthumously appeared in 2015’s Furious 7.
Watch the high-budget trailer below:
Helen Mirren’s role has not yet been detailed. Mirren’s casting surprised many when it was announced earlier this year, but the Oscar-winning actress told Elle at the time: “I like to be serious. Of course, having said that I’m about to do Fast & Furious 8. But that’s for the fun of it. So maybe that’s what I want as well, some fun and some relevant, serious, important movies.”
Mirren has apparently set one condition around her appearance in the film – that she gets to drive in it. “I’ve always rather loved driving,” she said. “I said, ‘I’ll be in it, but only if I’m allowed to drive in it’. But we’ll see. We’ll see how it transpires.”