In Faster, Driver (Dwayne Johnson) is released from a ten-year prison stretch with one goal in mind: to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his incarceration. Now looking to dispense justice to those who wronged him, he drives with a hit list in hand, but he’s got two men on his trail. One is a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) just days from retirement – aren’t they always? – and a young egocentric hitman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) with a flair for the art of killing and a newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It’s a do or die race to the list’s finish as the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver’s list may be incomplete.
Faster is directed by George Tillman Jr., of Soul Food, Men of Honor and Notorious previously. Looks like it is a good idea to never get on Mr. Johnson’s bad side or the payback will be severe. The Rock looks to lay the smackdown on his cinematic counterparts the day before Thanksgiving, on November 24th. Maybe all those jabronis that went and saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows a week prior will give thanks by embracing revenge.