The Fast & Furious saga is set to continue for at least three more films. With Fast & Furious 8 already confirmed for release in April 2017, lead actor and producer Vin Diesel says F&F 8 will be the start of a final trilogy in the franchise. At the same time he reckons it will be the last, implying F&F 10 will close things off. It is being shot in New York City.
Director F Gary Gray has been chosen to lead the cast this time around, taking over from Justin Lin who shot the last four films. Gary Gray’s latest offering is Straight Outta Compton, which has been a box office smash. Rumour has it that he will return the films to their original racing roots while adding more twists and edges.
Apart from Diesel himself (who plays Dominic Toretto), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (agent Hobbs) and Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), we aren’t yet sure which other cast members are returning. Paul Walker’s passing was not really felt in F&F 7 as some CGI technical wizardry and his brother substituted much of the gap, so F&F 8 will be the first time that he has not appeared in the series. We also of course very much look forward to the cast of cars that will be assembled, from thundering American muscle to European slicers and Japanese wasabi rolls.
Said Diesel on his Facebook page: “The fans of the Fast & Furious SAGA are the best fans in the world. Since I became the Producer in 2008, you have been with me every step of the way… literally giving me feedback that proved invaluable. Thank you… Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision… they have been like family… I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga.”