First Fast 8 set photos and video from Cuba and Iceland
Universal Pictures has officially begun shooting the upcoming sequel Fast 8, with the Yusnaby Post putting up a video of a flaming car chase through the streets of Havana, along with Filmstarts posting two-dozen pics of an assemblage of Lamborghinis and tanks in Iceland. No pics of the stars have leaked yet, so it’s possible these could both be second unit photography. Check out the Fast 8 set photos and videos at their respective sites, along with a new Facebook post from Vin Diesel indicating he’s putting his Dom Toretto chain back on.
F. Gary Gray is directing the April 14, 2017 release, which is planned to launch a new trilogy of films. Fast 8 will be followed by a ninth film to be released April 19, 2019 and a tenth film planned to hit theaters April 2, 2021. Fast and Furious 8, 9 and 10 aren’t the only films new that Universal has planned for the franchise, either. It was recently revealed that plans are underway for both Fast and Furious spinoffs and prequels.
The cast is confirmed to include franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black reprising their roles as street racers-turned-international criminals-turned-super-secret agents. Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell are expected to return as well. Charlize Theron is confirmed to play the villain, with Kristofer Hivju as one of her henchmen. Scott Eastwood will be playing a protégé of Russell’s Mr. Nobody.
Principal photography for Fast 8 is planned to take place in New York, Atlanta, Georgia and Iceland. Reports also suggest that the previously-unexplored Russia could be utilized as well.
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