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'Fast & Furious' revs up for 15th anniversary re-release

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Vin Diesel (left) as Dom Toretto and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw in a scene from ‘Furious 7’

The Fast and the Furious is speeding back into theaters this summer in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the film that launched the improbable $3.9 billion franchise.

Tickets are now on sale for the nationwide June 22 re-release, Universal Pictures recently revealed.

The 2001 film about East Los Angeles street racers starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez,and the late Paul Walker, was a big box office success, earning over $200 million worldwide, but no one at the time could have imagined its potential longevity. In the years and films since, the franchise has only grown in profitability and audience goodwill.

The most recent, Furious 7, earned over $1.5 billion globally in 2015. The eighth film is in production for a 2017 release, with parts nine and 10 scheduled through 2021.