IGN has premiered the new poster for FAST FIVE and it’s pretty much what you’d expect. There are some cars, some Diesel, some Walker. Universal knows what the people want.
Director Justin Lin spoke with the site about the film and its newest star Dwayne Johnson facing off against Vin Diesel:
“I’m a huge fan of Dwayne and I’ve always felt like for me as a movie fan, if you want to equate it to the ’80s, it’s almost seeing Schwarzenegger and Stallone together in their prime in a film. I’ve always wanted to see something like that and I feel like these are two big action stars that I’ve always wanted to see on screen together. And I think The Rock, or Dwayne, he definitely has the presence to become the real antagonist to our characters.”
If all this talk about Johnson squaring off against Diesel doesn’t sell you, try this choice quote from the interview:
“On this one, you’ve got a little bit of everything. You have a big set piece on a train where we literally took over the railroad and we were just crashing trucks into trains and stuff like that. I’m very proud of that sequence. And to drag a Volt around Rio. To build a building and crush it. Finally seeing Dwayne and Vin go at it. I’m just very proud of it as a whole.”
I try and not sound like an immature child but I really, really want to see some buildings crushed. FAST FIVE opens April 29.