Things are starting to go well as more and more concrete information is emerging for the eighth sequel of the Fast and the Furious franchise.
Last week, it was confirmed that the film will be directed by F. Gary Grey, the director behind the heist movie, “Italian Job.”
Vin Diesel, one of the lead actors and producers of Fast and Furious, also confirmed through the Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon earlier that the shooting will move to New York City from their previous setting of Los Angeles. Aside from these, Diesel confirmed that Fast & Furious 8, the eighth installment for the franchise, is also the first part of another trilogy.
It turns out that Diesel already has something in mind for the ending of the trilogy. According to MTV News, when he sat down in an interview with his upcoming film, The Last Witch Hunter, he confirmed that he already knows how the franchise will end.
As for the plot of Fast and Furious 8, there are no solid facts at the moment but Actress Michelle Rodriguez told People last month, “[Paul] wanted to bring it back down to the core, which is the racing. He was always complaining about the special effects and the blue screens.”
She elaborated that Walker wanted to end the “exaggerated explosions and crazy plot lines,” so “Fast & Furious 8” will likely mirror his wishes.
Meanwhile, there is a possibility that actress Helen Mirren might join the eighth movie. In an interview last year, En Starz said that Mirren subtley hinted that she would love to be part of Fast and Furious. MTV News noted Diesel’s response, saying “They’ve gotta get in line behind Helen Mirren. She is on the list. Be careful what you wish for, Helen.”
As for the title, Diesel normally refers to the movie as “Fast 8” but mentioned that the eighth installment has no official title yet.
“Fast & Furious 8” is expected to come out on April 14, 2017.