Filming for ‘Fast 8’, the eighth installment in the enduring billion-dollar ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, is winding down now. As production enters its final days, the ‘Fast and Furious’ Facebook page posted the photo above, showing off most of its diverse, star-studded cast. From left to right, we see Jason Statham, Kristofer Hivju, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Scott Eastwood, and Dwayne Johnson.
Along with that came a post, thanking the cast, the crew, and especially the fans for making the experience of ‘Fast 8’ happen. We also get a tease of when we can get our first look at footage.
For our final #FastFridays post, all of us in the Fast Family wanted to thank you for coming on the ride with us during this epic production.
We began in Cuba, visited Iceland, New York and Atlanta, and as we head into our final few days of shooting, we wanted to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those who have worked so hard over the past 100 days to bring you a movie that is going to be another incredible installment of our saga. Everything we do comes from our shared passion to bring you the very best.
Thank you Vin, who has been at the wheel since this journey began, first as star and then as producer…
And thanks to all of the cast of the eighth Fast:
Michelle, who’s also been with us from the start…
Those who’ve joined our family along the way: Tyrese and Chris from Miami in our second film; Dwayne and Elsa, who came on board in Rio in movie five; Jason, Nathalie and Kurt from last time around; and our newest members Charlize, Scott, Kristofer and Helen…
And our brother who continues to inspire us all, Paul.
We extend our gratitude to our new director F. Gary Gray, producers Neal Moritz and One Race Films, writer Chris Morgan, and the hundreds of awesome, dedicated crew members who worked their asses off.
All of us take our work on Fast & Furious seriously, and we seriously intend to wow the world again. We’ll be back in December with your first look at what we’ve created for you.
— Your Fast Family
While an exact date is not given, we can expect to see the first trailer for ‘Fast 8’ some time in December. As for the picture, well, it’s pretty damn sweet. Even with reports of on-set feuding between some of its bigger stars, it’s hard not to look at that photo and see a family. And I look forward to seeing that family cause even more vehicular mayhem next spring.
‘Fast 8’ is directed by F. Gary Gray (‘Straight Outta Compton’) and comes out on April 14, 2017.