‘Fast & Furious’ 8 Gets Title, First Poster

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The name of the eighth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise has been revealed by no other than Vin Diesel, who announced the news in an Instagram post this week.

The next movie in the series will be titled “Fast 8,” Diesel revealed, complementing the last movie’s — “Furious 7” — format. Diesel also released the first poster for the action movie, showing the sprawling New York City skyline.

Plot details have yet to be revealed. Despite the NYC-set poster, news broke earlier this month that Universal was looking to make “Fast 8” the first major studio film to shoot in Cuba. The filmmakers, however, are still in an exploratory phase of seeking locations.

“Universal Pictures is currently in the process of seeking approval from the United States and Cuban governments to explore shooting a portion of the next installment of the ‘Fast & Furious’ series in Cuba,” a studio spokesperson said of the talks at the time.

“Furious 7,” the last film in the series to feature the late Paul Walker, was a box office behemoth, grossing $1.5 billion globally at the box office to become the sixth highest-grossing movie ever — making the announcement of another film in the franchise hardly a surprise.

“Fast 8” will hit theaters April 17, 2017.

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  1. Zook says:

    ha! “New Roads A-HEAD”! coz Vin’s got that big, shaved head of his!

    however, … the poster is really bad, looks really Photoshoppy, like they had a photo of Diesel/Torretto next to his Charger from one of the previous films and just pasted it onto a Gaussian Blur-filtered stock image of a deserted roadway. in fact, the perspective/vanishing point of the car doesn’t match that of the road, so yeah. this would not stand up in Design 101 or probably even HS art class.

  2. imustseemovie.com says:

    No need for part 8 part 7 had a beautiful ending and a tribute to Paul

    • therealeverton says:

      There’s no need for any of them is there? Part 7 was the first part of the new, and final trilogy, then Paul Walker dies and they altered it to be a send off for him, but the threads are still there for the trilogy and now instead of parts 2 & 3 of that they’re making up for the changes in pt.7 by having a whole 3 films.

      You take the sentimental farewell to PW away and the film was incomplete, I’m glad we had a goodbye to Paul A@ND are getting the full on final FF trilogy we were looking forward to before his untimely death. The global Cabal / criminal organisation will be found and dealt with once and for all – Most likely with Helen Mirren being the boss and mother of the Shaws (Statham and Luke Wilson from films 6 & 7). She breaks them out in film 8, they cause havoc in film 9 and get taken down by the Furious squad, Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Kurt Russell’s shadow spy guys in film 10.

      Satisfying and actually completed.

    • are you dumb imustseemovie.com?
      there is ofcourse a need for part 8

  3. 85wzen says:

    Paul Walker see you in hell? Could that be it?

  4. Meh says:

    I was so sure it was going to be Infuri8ed…

  5. Rex says:

    Just don’t take it to China to kiss that market’s ass. There’s been enough of that silliness lately, and setting an installment of THIS particular series there would make absolutely zero sense, either dramatically, thematically, politically or logistically. Hong Kong, yes, since that city’s film industry beat the original Fast & Furious to the flashy street-racing punch by a full TWO YEARS with 1999’s Legend of Speed, but Mainland China, give me a break.

    • therealeverton says:

      These films have become globe-trotting adventures. Going to China is no big deal, especially as racing has all but nothing to do with the plots any more.

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