"Fate of the Furious" continues the "Fast and the Furious" saga despite the untimely death of one of its major stars Paul Walker who plays detective turned racer Brian O'Conner. The Universal movie franchise is one of the most bankable franchises in the movie industry. Its producers, cast and crew eyes to continue this legacy when the eighth movie in the franchise releases next month.
"Fate of the Furious" is eyeing $120 million for its weekend opening which is not impossible considering the $1,290,792,051 gross receipts of the past seven installments of the movie. The illegal street racing adventure started in 2001 with "Fast and the Furious". Aside from Walker, the original movie stars Vin Diesel as Dom, Jordana Brewster as Mia and Michelle Rodriguez as Letty.
The latest installment of the car-centered movie franchise is expected to be another blockbuster as shown by the interest thrown into the movie. "Fate of the Furious" is the movie's first outing without Walker's physical presence. The writers have attributed this to the retirement of Mia and Brian, according to MovieWeb.
A movie clip that has gone viral teased viewers with a scene that showed Dom in control of a flaming car. This alone sealed the fate of "Fate of the Furious" in the box office which could be the second best movie debut this year next to "Beauty and the Beast". The target weekend debut earning is, however, near the $191 million pulled off by "Furious 7" in 2015 and the $135 million weekend debut of "Fast and Furious 6" in 2013.
"Fate of the Furious" will introduce a new character in the movie which is guaranteed to provide more excitement to the franchise, according to Coming Soon. The team's take on normal life will be shattered with the appearance of Charlize Theron, who will ask Dom to betray his family and seduce him back to the criminal world. The latest in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise will take fans to the city streets of New York, the Cuban shores and other places where they have never been before.