The Fast and Furious franchise has become one of the biggest in Hollywood thanks to its exciting action. Fans are looking forward to seeing what the new film has planned, but some were able to do much more than just see it. Recently, a couple of superfans were promised an early look at some of The Fate of the Furious, but what they got instead was a high-speed car chase right out of the movie. Check it out.
The set up is fairly simple and actually kind of cool. A makeshift drive-in movie theater where the cars are the same ones that were used in The Fate of the Furious. That's just the sort of thing an actual PR company might do as a way to hype an upcoming project. However, while the impression given is that all four people in the cars are fans, the actuality is that the guys behind the wheel are stunt drivers who "accidently" discover that the keys for the cars are still in the ignition. Then the pair of fans get taken on a high-speed joyride that looks like it came out of the movie because some of it actually did. Not bad for what is essentially a commercial for internet.
A behind-the-scenes video attached shows the work that went into setting up the entire thing so that the two participants didn't know what was going on until the cars started moving. Four different stunts were built to mimic the new movie as closely as possible. Of course, it appears that these were scenes that the two marks were going to watch before their cars drove through a wall. It does show that both of them were strapped into the cars before they started to watch the footage, which apparently didn't strike either of them as odd, but maybe should have. The stunt team involved in putting the ad together also worked on the Fast & Furious franchise so they know exactly how to make the experience feel like you're inside the movie.
With each successive entry in the Fast & Furious franchise, the stunts seem to get more elaborate and insane. It's nice that there even were some moments from The Fate of the Furious which could be easily recreated. The trailers that we have seen have included submarines bursting through ice and cars falling like rain from a parking garage. We're guessing recreating those moments were off the table for cost reasons.
While it's unlikely that The Fate of the Furious is going to make everybody in the theater feel like they're inside the movie the way that this stunt did, the film will probably not have a problem packing them in. The Fate of the Furious is expected to break the $100 million mark for its opening weekend, being only the second film this year to do so. The question at this point is only how successful will the movie be? Based on early responses of several critics who have seen the film, it appears this one is going to be big.
We're not sure if this makes us want to buy our broadband from someplace particular but it does make us excited for The Fate of the Furious which will hit screen April 14.