Go big or go home – that’s essentially the attitude fuelling Universal’s box office-shaking Fast and Furious juggernaut seven films in, which continues to echo Mission: Impossible in its ability to one-up what has come before. Throughout its journey to Hollywood’s exclusive billion dollar cub, we’ve seen death-defying jumps through Dubai skyscrapers and even an impossibly long runway that put Dom and the crew through their paces – and then some.
Picking up the mantle going into next year’s Fast 8 is Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray. April 2017 may seem like an awful long way away, but already we’re beginning to learn fleeting details regarding the director’s roadmap for the petrolhead sequel, which has placed the proverbial crosshairs on New York as its primary setting. But according to reports, Gray may be taking production to a much more remote setting before the sequel screeches down the streets of the Big Apple.
Word comes by way of Iceland Review which – surprise! – claims that Universal’s high-profile follow-up has set its sights on the idyllic town of Akranes for an explosive action set piece. Located north of the capital of Reykjavik, one quick Google search will tell you that Akranes is located on the west coast of Iceland, offering Fast 8 a picturesque backdrop to wreak all kinds of destruction.
Details are thin on the icy Icelandic ground at the time of writing, though the outlet claims that Gray and his crew plan to stage the biggest cinematic explosion ever in the country’s history. Quite the feat, no doubt, but we’ll be more excited to see the Toretto crew in an entirely new location.
Fast 8 will now seemingly set up camp in the Icelandic town of Akranes, before making the jump to New York and possibly Cuba in its path to the big screen. F. Gary Gray’s sequel is primed to open on April 14, 2017.
Source: Iceland Review