Vin Diesel posts video from the Fast 8 set in Cuba!
Universal Pictures has officially begun shooting the upcoming sequel Fast 8 and, after yesterday’s post about a flaming car chase through the streets of Havana, we’re now getting an update straight from Dom Toretto himself, Vin Diesel, as the social media-savvy star takes to Instagram with a video look at the Cuban set along with director F. Gary Gray. Check out the Fast 8 set video below, along with a new photo of Diesel with co-star Michelle Rodriguez (a.k.a. Letty) in the gallery.
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.
What do you think of the Fast 8 set videos from Cuba? Did you ever imagine they would allow a big American studio film to shoot there? Share your thoughts in the comments below!