Still on its meteoric rise from near-death, the reinvigorated Fast and the Furious franchise continues with Fast & Furious 6. This latest chapter will attempt to both continue the larger heist-thriller/action movie format that director Justin Lin established for box-office-topping Fast Five, while also getting back to the street racing roots that began the franchise.
This time around, Dom Teretto (Vin Diesel), FBI agent-turned-fugitive Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and their band of merry thieves (including Tyrese, Ludacris and Sung Kang) are approached by lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) to help bring down a European crew of vehicular crooks, working under one Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) - a crew whose ranks include the presumed-dead Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez).
Clearly the stage is being set to bring things full-circle from the events of Fast & Furious and Fast Five - and, judging from some juicy rumors we recently heard, this latest installment could also be tying things together with not only Fast & Furious 7 (which is now being directed by James Wan), but also Lin's fish-out-water third installment, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Needless to say, the story for part 6 has got to work in a lot of ways, but given that screenwriter Chris Morgan has handled chapters 3 - 5 (alongside Lin), we're betting he'll deliver the goods for part 6 as well.
On the side of action spectacle: this final trailer reveals even more of what Fast & Furious 6 is bringing to the table - which is basically the action movie elements (hand-to-hand fights, shootouts, etc) that distinguished Fast Five in particular - but also a new level of vehicular action, what with sequences like a team of cars pulling down a cargo plane (totally possible), or a highway chase scene featuring cars vs. a tank.
That's all to say: no matter which chapter of the franchise is your favorite (the pre or post-Lin segments), part 6 looks as though it has what you want, plus some.
BONUS: Universal has released the following promotion for those looking to purchase Fast & Furious 6 advanced tickets:
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Fast & Furious 6 will be in theaters on May 24, 2013.