Last week, Fast and Furious 8 took fans behind-the-scenes with a new Fast Fridays video that showcased several of the powerful and exotic cars used in the movie. Ever since production started on this high-octane sequel, the production has been giving fans sneak peeks at the sets and the cast as part of their #FastFridays tradition. Instead of a new video, though, today we get five new photos that feature some of the cars driven by main characters during the scenes set in Iceland.
We've previously seen some of these cars in a Fast Fridays video from Iceland earlier this month, but we didn't know who any of these cars belonged to. These new photos, which were posted on the franchise's Facebook, reveal that Dom (Vin Diesel) will be driving a bullet-riddled Dodge Charger, while Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) drives a Rally Fighter, Tej (Ludacris) rolls in a tank-like vehicle known as a Ripsaw, Roman (Tyrese Gibson) drives an orange Lamborghini while Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has the biggest vehicle of all, an Ice Ram. Hopefully we'll get to see more footage with these unique vehicles in action very soon.
Previous Fast Fridays material 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. We also reported last week that Oscar winner Helen Mirren has been confirmed for a role in Fast & Furious 8, but it hasn't been confirmed who she's playing yet. The Oscar-winning actress made headlines last year when she revealed how much she wants to star in a Fast & Furious film and play a hard-driving villain.
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.
F. Gary Gray, who directed last year's critical and commercial sensation Straight Outta Compton, is taking the helm on 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 & Furious 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. Take a look at the latest photos from the Fast & Furious 8 set, and stay tuned for more on this sequel.