Universal Pictures is literally pulling out all the stops for their upcoming sequel, Fast Five. The fifth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is slated to his theaters next year, and the studio has announced their plans to release the film in IMAX theaters. That’s right, Paul Walker and Vin Diesel will be racing towards your face with the help of a ridiculously large screen and digital technology.
It’s been a while since a Universal production has played at an IMAX venue, but according to studio chairman Adam Fogelson, Fast Five is the perfect film to get them back in the fold.
“The film’s incredible action sequences combined with IMAX’s unmatched quality that allows the action to jump off the screen will provide filmgoers with an optimal theatrical experience.”
In Fast Five, former cop Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) partners with ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) on the opposite side of the law. Dwayne Johnson joins returning favorites Jordana Brewster, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Matt Schulze, Tego Calderon and Don Omar for this ultimate high-stakes race.
Everybody and their mother and brother will be in this movie, so it makes sense that the studio would come up with this deal. The audience for the franchise continues to grow and with the addition of Dwayne Johnson and the return of more series favorites, a huge profit is inevitable.
Will you see Fast Five in IMAX?
Source: Coming Soon