FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS |The Fate of the Furious (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 8 and Fast 8, and often stylized as simply F8) is an upcoming 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film will star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
The Fate of the Furious marks the first film of the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) not to star Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle crash on November 30, 2013, during the filming of Furious 7 (2015).
Plans for an eighth installment were first announced in March 2015 when Diesel appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and announced that the film would be set in New York City. Preparations for the film began immediately after the release of Furious 7 with Diesel, Morgan and producer Neal H. Moritz re-signing. After setting an initial release date in the same month, casting took place between April and June 2015. In October 2015, Gray, best known for directing Straight Outta Compton (2015), was announced to direct the film in the place of James Wan, who had directed the previous film. Principal photography began in March 2016 in locations such as Mývatn, Havana, Atlanta, Cleveland and New York City, continuing the franchise’s tradition of filming in different locations around the world.
The film is scheduled to be released on April 14, 2017 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D.
Brief description of THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Produced by Neal H. Moritz ,Vin Diesel,Michael Fottrell
Written by Chris Morgan
Based on Characters by Gary Scott Thompson
- Vin Diesel
- Jason Statham
- Dwayne Johnson
- Michelle Rodriguez
- Tyrese Gibson
- Kurt Russell
- Chris Bridges
- Nathalie Emmanuel
- Helen Mirren
- Scott Eastwood
- Charlize Theron
Music by Brian Tyler
Cinematography Stephen F. Windon
Edited by Christian Wagner ,Paul Rubell
One Race Films
Perfect World Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
April 4, 2017 (Berlin)
April 14, 2017 (United States)
Country United States
CAST FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
For more details on the characters, see List of The Fast and the Furious characters.
Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, a former criminal and professional street racer who has retired and settled down with his wife, Letty. He is coerced by Cipher to work against his family.
Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, a DSS agent who allied with Dom after their outings in Rio de Janeiro and Europe.
Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, a rogue special forces assassin imprisoned by Dom and the DSS after his defeat in Los Angeles, who serves as an ally to help Dom’s team take down Dom and Cipher.
Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Dom’s wife and a former professional street racer.
Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, a former criminal from Barstow and a member of Dom’s team.
Chris Bridges as Tej Parker, a mechanic from Miami and a member of Dom’s team.
Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, a computer hacktivist and a member of Dom’s team.
Kurt Russell as Frank Petty, the leader of a covert ops team who aided Dom and his team in taking down Deckard Shaw in Abu Dhabi.
Scott Eastwood as a law enforcement agent working under Petty.
Charlize Theron as Cipher, a criminal mastermind who manages to corrupt Dom into working against his allies.
Helen Mirren as Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Deckard and Owen Shaw.
Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves, a DSS agent and former Rio police officer who moved to the United States to become Hobbs’ new partner at the DSS.
Tego Calderon as Tego Leo, a former member of Dom’s team in the Dominican Republic and Rio de Janeiro.
Don Omar as Rico Santos, a former member of Dom’s team in the Dominican Republic and Rio de Janeiro.
Kristofer Hivju as Rhodes, one of Cipher’s henchmen.
CASTING OF FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Petrol, Russell, and Michelle Rodriguez were the first to confirm their involvement in the film, and Tyrese Gibson and Chris Bridges both confirmed their return soon after, with Lucas Black having already signed on to reprise his role from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as Sean Boswell for Furious 7, and two more installments in September 2013. In May 2015, Dwayne Johnson confirmed his involvement in the film, additionally hinting at a possible spin-off film involving his character, Luke Hobbs. Jason Statham also confirmed his return.
In April 2016, Charlize Theron and Kristofer Hivju were confirmed as additions to the cast in villainous roles, while Scott Eastwood also joined the cast as a law enforcement agent.On May 17, 2016, Diesel posted a photo on his Instagram page of himself and Elsa Pataky on set, indicating that she had also returned for the film, and was followed two days later by a video on set with Nathalie Emmanuel, who also starred in the previous film. In June 2016, Helen Mirren announced in an interview with Elle that she will be appearing in the film.
On July 11, 2016, Don Omar tweeted that he and Tego Calderon will be returning to the franchise for the eighth picture.
During an interview with Chris Mannix on July 21, 2016, Lucas Black confirmed he would not be appearing in the eighth installment due to scheduling conflicts.
FILMING OF FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
In keeping with the franchise’s penchant for filming in “exotic” locations, such as Dubai and Rio de Janeiro, in January 2016 it was announced that Universal was seeking approval from the United States and Cuban governments to shoot the film in Cuba.Principal photography began on March 14, 2016, in Mývatn, Iceland,where strong winds sent a plastic iceberg prop flying into a paddock and striking two horses. One was wounded and the other mortally injured; it was later euthanized.In late April, filming began in Cuba’s capital city Havana.In May, filming also took place in Cleveland, Ohio.Franchise cinematographer, Stephen F. Windon, was confirmed to return for the eighth installment.
Filming also took place in Atlanta and New York City.
MUSIC OF FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Brian Tyler, who scored the third, fourth, fifth, and seventh installments, was tapped to compose the film score for the eight picture soundtrack album by Atlantic Records is set to release on April 14, 2017, accompanying the film’s theatrical release.
RELEASE OF FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Furious 8 will have its world premiere in Berlin on April 4, and is scheduled to be released in theaters April 14 in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D, and will receive a day-and-date release across major markets like the U.S., China, U.K., and India.
BOX OFFICE OF FAST AND FURIOUS PART 8 OR THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
According to The Wrap, The Fate of the Furious is projected to gross US$110-120 million in its opening weekend in the United States and Canada.(Content taken from wikipedia.org)