Now that Universal’s street-racing sequel Fast 8 is less than a year out from release, we’re starting to see more and more set photos surface online as production intensifies.
In keeping with the global scope of its predecessors, F. Gary Gray’s follow-up has set up shop in a variety of locations – chief among them being Cuba and the remote Icelandic town of Akranes – and new set photos cast light on that ongoing production. Indeed, as previous reports had suggested, Fast 8 is set to stage the biggest action sequence in Iceland’s history, and judging by the cavalcade of cars, tanks and filming equipment glimpsed in today’s snaps, we don’t doubt that potential record-breaker for a second.
Seemingly set to culminate in New York City, Fast 8 pits the Toretto crew against Charlize Theron’s big bad, flanked by a crew of henchmen that includes Game of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju. He’ll be joined by Suicide Squad‘s Scott Eastwood in the newcomer camp.
Among the familiar faces due to appear in Gray’s tentpole are Vin Diesel, who returns to headline the balls-to-the-wall actioner as Dominic Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty, Lucas Black’s Sean, Tyrese Gibson’s Roman, Ludacris’ Tej, Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham as the gruff Deckard Shaw.
Fast 8 makes a beeline for theaters on April 14, 2017. But don’t be fooled into thinking that Universal is set to ease off the gas anytime soon, given Fast & Furious 9 and Fast & Furious 10 will drift onto screens on April 19, 2019 and April 2, 2021, respectively.
Buckle up, folks, we’re in for one helluva trilogy.
Source: Film Starts