At comic-con it was easy to confuse “Faster” with “Drive Angry” as they both have lots of steely eyed muscle car driving. As more becomes revealed, they are shaping up to be very different movies, each interesting in its own way.
“Drive Angry” has Nic Cage escaping from hell in 3D, “Faster,” on the other hand, has the always charismatic Dwayne Johnson, bent on avenging the death of his brother in a plot that’s been laid out very simply in the promotional materials. It feels gritty, pure, and a throwback to earlier times. A 50’s western or a 70’s cop drama. The fact that there appears to be lots of muscle car chases and gunplay only sweetens the deal.
In this featurette we get a pretty good sense of the movie, snippets of interviews from most of the principals involved, and some pretty cool behind the scenes car ‘splosion stuff. Should whet your appetite for Drew’s report from the set that should be ready Monday.
Watch the video embedded above, “Faster” opens everywhere Wednesday, November 24th, 2010