THE cooling towers of a Yorkshire power station can now be seen in the new trailer for a major Hollywood blockbuster.

As reported exclusively in The Press last year, the spin-off filmed for a week at Eggborough Power Station near Selby in November, with the cooling towers and surrounding area standing in - with a generous application of computer generated imagery - for "the toxic wasteland of Chernobyl".

Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, and is the latest in the Fast & Furious franchise, which has made almost $5bn over eight films.

York Press:

Posting the trailer on YouTube, The Rock outlined the plot: "Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America's Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.

"But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves."

Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw is directed by David Leitch and is due for release this summer.