Hollywood is finally accelerating its summer blockbuster movie engines for the first time since the COVID-19 virus brought the movie business to a standstill.
“F9”, the ninth episode of the famous “Fast & Furious” saga, will be released in cinemas on United State Canada on Thursday night. The film is the first big-budget action movie to be released exclusively in theaters this year.
Cinema operators hope “F9” will kick off national ticket sales to help them recover from a long shutdown and restricted reopenings with few films showing.
Director Justin Lin said Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures has postponed the May 2020 release to give fans the ability to safely watch “F9” on the big screen for audiences.
“When we make these movies, it’s about communication,” Lynn said in an interview. “It’s about people who go to the movies with their friends and family so they can cheer up and laugh with strangers,” he added.
The “Fast & Furious” saga began as a story about illegal street racing and turned into a story about a tight-knit team involved in burglaries and espionage. It is one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood He has grossed over $5 billion worldwide since his first movie in 2001.
In the latest release, Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) live a quiet life with their young son when they seek their help to thwart a dangerous plan. The movie features a seat-shaking car famous for the franchise, and the drama escalates when a rocket propels a car into space.
Along the way, Lin said, he must “accept the actions of the past to have hope for the future,” a topic that could resonate with audiences tired of the pandemic. He said, “I agree with that.” “It’s something we all go through,” he added.
The film also brings back the beloved character Han (Song Kang), who is killed in the third film in the series, much to the chagrin of his followers. John Cena joins the cast as a villain and rapper Cardi B has a cool look.
Overseas ticket sales approach $300 million.