By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 5, 2013 at 1:47PM
Well, Universal can start reserving space in its bank vault for the piles of cash this will probably make this year, especially after the mega hit Fast Five was.
You saw the Super Bowl teaser on Sunday; now here's the first full trailer (it's 3 1/2-minutes long) for Fast & Furious 6, which dropped this afternoon.
The gang is back wit what looks like an even more expensive thrill ride.
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise returns, reuniting the team for another high-stakes adventure.
Rounding out the cast, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete. Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.
Fast Five grossed over $626 million worldwide on a $125 million budget. Fast & Furious 6 will probably be top that - assuming it's a hit. I'm just going based solely on the trailer below.
Justin Lin is back behind the camera for the 4th time, along with longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.