Ever since “Back to the Future Day” overtook the zeitgeist last October, movie studios have been clamoring to repackage former blockbusters in time for their anniversary. Now, following in the footsteps of Fox’s recent Alien Day, Universal is getting in on the action with a 15th anniversary re-release of 2001’s The Fast and The Furious!
Full press release and ticket info follows:
UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY BY RACING BACK TO THEATERS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
Universal Pictures announced today it will re-release The Fast and the Furious in a limited nationwide theatrical run on Wednesday, June 22, to commemorate the film’s 15th anniversary. The Fast and the Furious was released on the same day in summer 2001, igniting one of the most popular global film franchises ever, which has seen its seven films turn into a $3.9 billion box-office phenomenon. Advance tickets, available at Fandango, go on sale today.
Returning to theaters for the first time in a decade and a half, The Fast and the Furious takes audiences back to the streets of East Los Angeles, where they first met the enduring core characters of the Fast saga, played by original cast members Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez. The seven chapters in the serialized adventures of Dom Toretto and his crew reached their greatest box-office success with last year’s Furious 7, which made more than $1.5 billion around the world. The eighth chapter is scheduled for release on April 14, 2017.
“All of us who make the Fast and Furious movies know we are part of a family that spreads all around the world,” said series producer Neal H. Moritz, “and we are happy to invite our fans to revisit where it all began back on the big screen. While we are hard at work making number eight, we are thankful to take this moment and celebrate the original that started us off.”
Advance Tickets Go on Sale Today for the Film that Started the Phenomenon!
Source: Fast & Furious