Fast and Furious 8 Gets Titled The Fate of the Furious
Earlier this week, Universal Pictures released a trailer preview for Fast & Furious 8, to get fans ready for the full trailer arriving Sunday, December 11 during a live event with the cast. With just two days left until this big event, the studio has released yet another trailer preview, which reveals the official title, The Fate of the Furious. Universal has also released the first official synopsis, which you can read below.
On the heels of 2015's Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious. Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage...and to bring home the man who made them a family. For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren.
The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel. Universal Pictures has set an April 14, 2017 release date for The Fate of the Furious, putting it up against Open Road Films' animated adventure Spark. This film will also kick off the final trilogy in this long-running franchise, that will have spanned 10 films when it's all said and done.
Universal Pictures has already set release dates for Fast & Furious 9 and Fast & Furious 10. Fast & Furious 9 will hit theaters on April 19, 2019, with Fast & Furious 10 closing out this lucrative franchise on April 2, 2021. It hasn't been announced who is writing or directing these last two movies quite yet. It's likely that Chris Morgan, who has written every Fast & Furious movie since Tokyo Drift, will at least have a hand in writing the last two movies, although he is now shepherding the studio's monster reboot universe with Alex Kurtzman, which begins next summer with The Mummy. Take a look at the trailer preview for The Fate of the Furious, and check back on Sunday for the full trailer, which will be streamed live on Facebook starting at 4:40PM PT / 7:40PM ET.