The Fast & Furious franchise is celebrating its history during the lead-up to the debut of the Fast X trailer, and today, they’re taking fans back overseas.
The latest “Legacy Trailer” for the Fast & Furious franchise features the 2006 film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. A wide departure from the first two films, Tokyo Drift stars Lucas Black and Bow Wow as two car enthusiasts in Tokyo, who find themselves thrown into the city’s drifting community.
The film may not be significant in the long-running universe of Fast & Furious but was the first film directed by Justin Lin, who would go on to direct four more films in the franchise. The four main characters in the film (Han Lue, Sean Boswell, Twinkie, and Earl Hu) all also appeared in 2021’s F9, and are set to appear in some form in Fast X.
Check out the legacy trailer for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift below:
Fast X is being directed by Transporter director Louis Leterrier, who took over the role from Justin Lin after Lin suddenly exited the project due to creative differences. The film is written by Lin and Dan Mazeau, with Lin still attached as a producer.
Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, and Scott Eastwood will reprise their respective roles in the film. The tenth installment will also feature the additions of franchise newcomers Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), and Alan Ritchson (Reacher), with Momoa expected to portray the antagonist.
Based on the characters created by Gary Scott Thompson, the latest installment takes the family around the globe from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old foes will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.