Fast and Furious 8 is actually the eighth installment of the blockbuster franchise of The Fast and the Furious released in 2001 on a worldwide basis thus garnering plethora of appreciation as two debutante hits the right note on action genre. Now reigning in Hollywood industry for 15 years and more, Vin Diesel’s upcoming street-racing film The Fate of the Furious which is also famously known as Fast 8 or Fast & Furious 8 will be another reason to celebrate action genre all over again.
Directed by F Gary Gray, Fast and Furious 8 is being Produced by Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel. Appearing for the first time in absence of his partner and second lead Paul walker, Vin Diesel will be leading the film all alone in his bare shoulders accompanied by bevy of stars and supporting actors. Moreover, the eighth installment comes after a long gap as The Fast & the Furious 7 witnessed an unfortunate demise of Paul Walker in a road accident. So, heading towards a worldwide release almost 2 years gap as he was used as digitally in Furious 7 released in 2015.
Regarding the global release of Fast and Furious 8, it was first time announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show on November 2015, where central character Vin Diesel unveiled about the shooting location, crew team, etc but the Director position was still vacant. However, in October 2015, it was officially announced that F. Gary Gray would replace James Wan on the Director’s seat thus taking the latest franchise to all new level. Later on, its release date too was revealed which is April 14, 2017.
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Fast and Furious 8 Casts
- Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto: A street-racing freak who is now merrily settled with his wife as a retiree professional racer but soon gets into honey trap and goes against his family and friends.
- Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs: Friend of Dom who comes to rescue from the trap after learning his betrayal towards his family and team.
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz: Wife of Dominic and ex-professional street racer.
- Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw: Special Forces assassin who is defeated by Dom previously and now man with a mission to destroy Dom’s reputation, career, etc.
- Charlize Theron as Cipher: criminal mastermind who managed to trap Dom successfully thus playing a rogue against his allies as well as Deckard.
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey: computer hacktivist and member of Dom’s team
Dominic and Letty spending wonderful time in honeymoon, their return turns up a bad affair for both of them and their team mates. Also, Brian and Mia planning for the retirement, the team finally tries to settle down. But Dom turning hostile to each one of them and having affair with Cipher, he is now on verge of betraying each one of his loved ones. Getting himself into criminal world thus getting into fight with long-time friend Hobbs, the fate of the people lies on someone else’s hand.
The film was first time announced during a talk show in March 31, 2015, where celebrated actor Vin Diesel (playing the role of Dom) revealed regarding the renewal of Fast and Furious 8 in Jimmy Kimmel Live! Later on, the entire crew members nodded for the same as they expressed utter excitement regarding the launch of the seventh installment (post the demise of Paul), together.
In 2015 again, Diesel announced the official release date of Fast and Furious 8 thus naming it as ‘The Fate of the Furious’. This time being a Comic Con, the entire press and media covered the instance and ending up in unveiling to the world. Furthemore, the Director of the film was finalized and revealed in yet another talk show The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where it was stated that F. Gary Gray would be making the film.
The casting team was finalized and registered by July 2015, hence revbealing that new faces like Charlize Theron, Kristofer, etc were added to the casting team and making it a fully enticing project. Continuing with Cody Walker, Paul’s younger brother was also a bright decision from the crew side.
The poster and first look of Fast and Furious 8 was unveiled worldwide on January 17, 2016, by Vin Diesel himself through Instagram account. Cutting the single out with ‘Fast 8: New Roads Ahead’ title, it became an instant hit among the public.
Second poster was released in Facebook account of Diesel with same image as above with Vin standing beside his car, alone. The poster, actually, was a remembrance and tribute to Paul, it always included both of them beside their car but this time posing as a loner turned out to be very nostalgic and of course a massive hit among the public on June 10, 2016.
Later few more poster and images were released on social networking sites where lead cast Vin and Dwayne were seen sharing the image. Along with them, the entire casting team was seen posing right beneath a private jet with a caption of working together, fun, etc.
Teaser Trailer of Fast and Furious 8 was released on December 5, 2016, with lots of actions, drama, etc. clubbed in 56 seconds video.
Official Trailer of 3 minute 18 seconds was released worldwide, where Vin was seen in action, love, hostility, and revenge altogether along with his team mates.
The principal photography began in Iceland where Myvatn was chosen the set place to shoot action sequences. The other portions were shot in Cuba, Dubai, Rio De Jenario and United States. A small portion of the film was also Russia, too but for very limited period of time.
Post-Production/ Pre-Release Stage
The lead casts and important crew members have been engaged in giving interviews to leading media fronts, appearing in talk shows, across the globe so as to promote the film and engage public mindset.
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GIFs have been placed in various social platforms, where two opposite characters of Hobbs and Deckard has been placed along with Dom getting intimate with Cipher. However, the latter turned out to be more famous than the earlier GIF.
Several videos and clips of ‘Behind The Scene’ has been released where all the action sequences has been gearing up for Fast and Furious 8. It also includes more than 20 GIFs scattered at various platforms for the public.
Toy stores across the globe have started selling Fast and Furious franchise cars with characters with arms and ammunitions being sold at repeated manner.
Games at gaming platforms have been introduced for Fast and Furious 8 where death is vital thus being a first-player game.