With production still under way on Fast and Furious 8, the time has come for a new Fast Friday video from the set. This week, Vin Diesel is introducing fans to his young daughter, a.k.a. "The Studio Head," who offers her thoughts about this latest installment of the Fast & Furious saga. We also get plenty of new footage from the production, with a few behind-the-scenes glimpses at stars such as Kristofer Hivju, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris.
This video, which surfaced on YouTube today, features Vin Diesel asking his daughter if she thinks they are honoring the entire franchise with this sequel, with the youngster revealing that everyone is working hard, and she thinks it will be a great movie. We also see plenty of footage from this epic shoot thus far, with footage from Iceland, Cuba, Cleveland, Atlanta and more. We don't know how much longer is left of principal photography, which began three months ago in Cuba.
Previous Fast Friday videos has given us our first look at Charlize Theron as the new villain Cipher, plus an insane "zombie car" stunt and a glimpse at the first day on set where the entire cast was assembled together. The cast keeps growing and growing as well, with Oscar winner Helen Mirren confirming last month that she has a role in Fast & Furious 8. The Oscar-winning actress made headlines last year when she revealed how much she wants to star in a Fast and Furious movie and play a hard-driving villain. However, she also confirmed that she won't get to do any driving this time out, but maybe we'll get to see her back in Fast & Furious 9 and the franchise finale, Fast & Furious 10.
The story will primarily take place in New York, with production set for the Big Apple, Atlanta and Russia. The crew has already shot in Cuba and Iceland. It is believed that the Cuba scenes will introduce fans to Dominic Torreto's Cuban family. It isn't known how long principal photography is scheduled to last on Fast & Furious 8, but we know this will be the first installment of the franchise's final trilogy. Universal has already set an April 19, 2019 release date for Fast & Furious 9, and the franchise closes out with Fast & Furious 10 on April 2, 2021.
Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray directs Furious 8, working from a script by Chris Morgan. The writer is responsible for penning every movie in the series, except for the first two, 2001's The Fast and the Furious and 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious. Universal has already set an April 14, 2017 release date for Fast 8, and it currently has that date all to itself. But it will be hitting theaters one week after Warner Bros.' Going In Style remake and Sony's Smurfs: The Lost Village. Kick off your weekend the right way by checking out this Fast Fridays video from the set of Fast & Furious 8, and stay tuned for more updates.