'The Fast and the Furious' Racing Back to Theaters for 15th Anniversary

Universal Pictures is rolling the original "Fast" film, "The Fast and the Furious," back to select North American theaters for its 15th anniversary.

According to Deadline, the film will open to 1,500 theaters on Wednesday, June 22 -- exactly 15 years to the exact day the Rob Cohen-directed 2001 hit was released.

"While we had the Back to the Future re-release synced to the day when Marty McFly and Doc Brown went back to the future on Oct. 21, 2015, with The Fast and the Furious this is a case where it’s been 15 years and seven movies later," Universal exec Nick Carpou said in a statement. "The fanbase has grown exponentially, particularly in the social media age and the re-release provides an opportunity for the most recent generation of fans to experience the first film on the big screen for the first time."

Producer Neal H. Moritz added, "All of us who make the Fast and Furious movies know we are part of a family that spreads all around the world...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."

The next film in the franchise, "Fast 8," hits theaters on April 14, 2017.

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