Watch A Bunch of Cars Get Demolished in “F9” Car-Nage Featurette
There has never been a franchise in film history that’s wrecked as many cars in as many ways as Fast & Furious. This legacy of totaling every kind of automobile, truck, tractor-trailer and tank is on display in a new featurette for F9, the latest installment. It’s title, “Car-Nage” gets points for revving right at the pun and smashing it into it, Fast & Furious style. The video reveals just how much of the franchise is built around real stunts from seasoned stunt car drivers. While there are, of course, visual effects involved (F9 deploys a literal flying car), the heart of every Fast & Furious movie is in real people driving real cars in really terrifying ways.
F9 will be centered on a mano-y-mano brawl between franchise lead Dom (Vin Diesel) and his “forsaken” brother Jakob (John Cena). The nucleus of the franchise remains intact—Dom, Sung Kang’s Han (he’s back!), Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty, Jordana Brewster’s Mia, Ludacris’s Tej Parker, and Tyrese Gibson’s Roman Pearce. F9 will once again put the family to the test, with Jakob Toretto willing to stop at nothing to step out of Dom’s shadow and punish him for, well, we’ll find out when the film premieres.
F9 is directed by Justin Lin, the most seasoned Fast & Furious director of them all. Check out the featurette below. F9 is slated for a June 25 release:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob (John Cena). F9 sees the return of Justin Lin as director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth chapters of the series when it transformed into a global blockbuster. The action hurtles around the globe—from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
Featured image: Vin Diesel is Dom Torretto in “F9.” Courtesy Universal Pictures.