For many folks, tonight's Super Bowl is the culmination of another football season; for others, it's an excuse to gorge themselves on excessive amounts of food. And yet for others, it's a chance to get a long-awaited glimpse at the sixth "Fast and Furious" film, as Universal has sprung for a 60 second TV spot during the big game.
In advance of this first look, Universal has rolled out some other promotional material. Earlier this week, the studio released a synopsis that confirms the film's storyline.
After the events of "Fast Five," Dom (Vin Diesel) and company are "scattered across the globe" and are unable to return home; as such they've lived "on the lam," leaving their lives "incomplete." However, an opportunity arises when Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) taps the crew to help him track down a group of international criminals.
The catch? The organization is headed by Dom's girlfriend, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), who has been presumed dead since the events of the fourth film. Now, in exchange for a full pardon, Dom will assemble his team in London to try and capture the criminal group alongside Hobbs.
There's not many surprises there; I suspect most audience members pegged that as the storyline as soon as the mid-credits sting during "Fast Five" revealed that Letty was still alive and at large. It's also not surprising that Universal seems to be sticking with the formula that made the previous film a success, though it should be interesting to see Dom working for the other side of the law for once.
Universal also released the film's first teaser poster in anticipation of tonight's trailer debut. The image is rather plain but striking; the tagline is also intriguing, as it insists that "all roads lead to this." Might this sixth film represent some sort of climax?
The poster also confirms the film's title as "Fast & Furious 6," so it won't be "Fast Six" or "Furious Six" unless tonight's trailer indicates otherwise.
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