As has been reported around the traps for nearly a year now, the most unapologetically ridiculous series of car movies is back for another slice of career-dooming action.
You know what, I feel like I'm cheating myself here. I'm trying to sound like I don't at all enjoy The Fast and The Furious movies, and the fact is: I do. I know they're crap. I know they're Disney movies for guys who forgot to grow up. I know there's nothing redeeming about loving a movie purely for the raunchy girls, audacious cars, bright lights, foxy girls, rubbish rap music, skanky girls, and the vaguely exotic girls. I mean locations. But I just can't help myself.
Today's news is that the fourth movie in the swiftly Rocky-esque series has been given its name. As much as I was hoping it would be 4 Fast 4 Furious, or The Fast and the Furious: 4 on the 4loor, I was way off. As lacking in creativity as my guesses were, the real deal is awe-inspiring in its shortcomings. It's called... Fast and Furious. That's right folks! Who needs a The, right? Let alone TWO of them!
Drop below the cut to read the small press release.
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reteam for the ultimate chapter of the franchise built on speed -- "Fast and Furious." Heading back to the streets where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert in the new high-octane action-thriller.
When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanuever him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.
Fast and Furious is scheduled for a June 5, 2009 release.