Fast and Furious 8

‘Fast and Furious 8’ Brings Jason Statham Back for More

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by Britt Hayes June 24, 2015 @ 7:04 PM
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Not much is known at this point about Fast and Furious 8 — we do know that Vin Diesel will return, and it’s assumed that much of the main cast will return to reprise their roles from the franchise as well. Diesel also teased a location change to New York City, but that’s about it. But now we have another piece of information about the eighth installment in the franchise: Jason Statham will also return.

Dwayne Johnson Confirms Return for ‘Furious 8,’ Talks Spinoff Plans

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by Britt Hayes May 17, 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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Dwayne Johnson is a mega star, whose charisma alone can elevate an otherwise mediocre action film (his bulk and toughness don’t hurt, either). The wrestler-turned-actor is currently promoting San Andreas, which looks to be another so-so movie that will draw and entertain audiences based on his star power alone. While doing press for that film, Johnson gave a couple of quick updates on a franchise we’re all a bit more interested in: Fast and Furious.

‘Fast and Furious 8’ Star Vin Diesel Announces 2017 Release Date

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by Britt Hayes April 23, 2015 @ 5:32 PM
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The next installment in the Fast and Furious franchise may not yet have a script, a director, or even confirmed cast members, but Universal isn’t pumping the breaks on the high-octane series — especially not after the totally bonkers Furious 7, which shattered April box office records, becoming the most successful installment to date. Via star Vin Diesel, the studio has confirmed the release date for Fast and Furious 8, arriving in 2017.

‘Fast and Furious 8’ Will Happen, But Still Needs Actors, Script and a Director

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by Jacob Hall April 8, 2015 @ 12:22 PM
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Furious 7 had one of the biggest box office openings of all time last weekend, earning a jaw-dropping $392 million worldwide. Somehow, Universal’s silly car-racing franchise has officially grown up and has the monetary clout to stand alongside the biggest movies of all time. So yeah, of course everyone wants a Fast and Furious 8, but fans hoping for a quick turnaround need to get comfortable. The next film is stuck at a red light and it’s going to be a little while before it turns green.

‘Fast and Furious 8’ Reportedly Wants Eva Mendes to Reprise Her Role

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by Britt Hayes April 6, 2015 @ 5:29 PM
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With Furious 7 shattering the April box office record and with the franchise as popular as ever, do you even need to wonder if they’re making another sequel? Recently, we learned that the eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise would move the action to New York. According to a new report, it seems their new location plans are contingent upon the return of one actor in particular: Eva Mendes, who previously appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious.

‘Fast & Furious 8’ Will Be Set in New York City, Says Vin Diesel

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by Jacob Hall March 31, 2015 @ 10:50 AM
Vin Diesel, he of the bulging biceps, shiny scalp and low vocal register, has been making the press rounds for Furious 7 over the past few weeks. Considering just how crazy his new movie is, he sure has a lot to talk about. But even the unlimited number of potential conversation topics to mined from the insanity of the seventh film in the Fast and Furious saga couldn’t stop him from teasing the eighth film in the franchise, which may be set in New York City.

The Man Who Saved the ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise: An Interview With ‘Furious 7’ Writer Chris Morgan

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by Matt Singer March 30, 2015 @ 9:14 AM
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There are a lot of heroes in the Fast & Furious movies, but the unsung hero of the Fast & Furious movies is screenwriter Chris Morgan, who joined the franchise at its lowest point and helped transform a dying property about a couple of street racers into one of the most popular series (with one of the most cleverly complex mythologies) in all of Hollywood. It was Morgan’s idea to take the series international for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and to bring back the original franchise stars, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, which happened in the fourth film, 2009’s Fast & Furious. Six years later, Furious 7 is primed to open in theaters, and even after the tragic passing of Walker in 2013, the series now shows no signs of slowing down. Diesel’s so confident in the movie that he’s already predicted it will win the Best Picture Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards (Morgan’s reaction when I asked if he wanted to double down on Diesel’s bet: “Uh ... [laughs] no comment.”)

After Paul Walker's Death, How Should Universal Handle the 'Fast and Furious' Franchise?

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by Mike Sampson December 2, 2013 @ 9:05 AM
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As movie fans worldwide continue to try and cope with the tragic lost of actor Paul Walker, executives at Universal Pictures returned to work over the Thanksgiving weekend to try and figure out how exactly they should move forward with 'Fast and Furious 7,' the latest installment in the massively successful franchise that hasn't finished shooting yet. The film was on hiatus for the holiday, but was expected to resume filming today in Atlanta, with additional filming still to take place in Abu Dhabi.
There is no obvious answer on how the film should deal with Walker's death, but there are three main options.