In six previous installments, the "Fast & Furious" franchise has sped, cornered, jumped, flipped, spun and crashed cars in nearly every way possible — on land. Which means it's only reasonable that "Furious 7" would take to the skies.
A newly released trailer offers an extended look at one of the major action sequences orchestrated by director James Wan, and it centers on a fleet of cars reversing out the back of an airborne C-130 cargo plane, then parachuting onto a winding road below.
It's no big deal for tough guy Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), tough gal Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), ex-cop Brian (the late Paul Walker) or tech expert Tej (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges), but ex-con Roman (Tyrese Gibson) isn't too keen on the stunt. He eventually gets some, shall we say, encouragement from his friends.
The new video also glimpses some of the globe-trotting locales, fiery explosions and knock-down, drag-out fights featured in the film, which hits theaters April 3.
Mostly, though, it's about those free-falling cars — a stunt Wan seems to be duly proud of.
"We threw cars out of the back of a plane, no joke," the director told The Times in a recent interview. "We had skydivers photographing these cars as they were falling down. It's as insane as it sounds."
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