Earlier today, the latest #FastFridays video debuted from Fast and Furious 8, which showcased footage shot this week in Iceland, with star Tyrese Gibson and director F. Gary Gray. That video teased plenty of action-packed footage with snowy car chases and explosions, but it seems that the sequel is also pulling off a crazy stunt in Cleveland as well. New footage has surfaced from an unknown area of downtown Cleveland, which features a stunt that might be one of the franchise's craziest yet.
Video from the Cleveland set surfaced on Imgur last night, which was taken from a building across the street from this shoot. While nothing appears to be happening at first, the camera moves as we see a number of cars plummeting from a parking garage, before exploding on the street below. Naturally, we don't know what happened to lead up to this action-packed scene, but it certainly does look like an exciting set piece.
No cast members are spotted in this video, and it's possible that this scene was shot with the second unit. 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 now in Iceland. The sequel already made headlines for a bizarre incident that took place this past March in the country, when gale force winds sent a prop iceberg flying, striking and killing a local horse that wasn't part of the production. None of the major cast members were present at the time of this accident.
Last week's Fast 8 set video offered a glimpse at the first day that the entire cast was together, featuring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jason Statham, Ludacris and franchise newcomer, Scott Eastwood. Besides Tyrese Gibson, it isn't known if all of the other main cast members are in Iceland as well, but Tyrese Gibson recently shared a photo on Instagram that features Charlize Theron and Ludacris. 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 this brief yet insane video from the Fast & Furious 8 set in Cleveland, and stay tuned for more on this sequel.