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The Fate of the Furious
F8 Poster
Theatrical Poster for The Fate of the Furious
Production Crew
DirectorF. Gary Gray
Producer(s)Vin Diesel
Neal H. Moritz
WriterChris Morgan
StarringVin Diesel
Michelle Rodriguez
Dwayne Johnson
Scott Eastwood
Tyrese Gibson
Ludacris
Kurt Russell
Nathalie Emmanuel
Jason Statham
Charlize Theron
Helen Mirren
Music byBrian Tyler
CinematographyStephen F. Windon
EditorChristian Wagner
Corporate information
DistributorUniversal Pictures
Production information
Release dateApril 14, 2017[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Previous filmFurious 7
Next filmFast & Furious 9
The Fast and Furious (series)
FilmsThe Fast and the Furious (film)2 Fast 2 FuriousThe Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftFast & Furious (film)Fast FiveFast & Furious 6Furious 7The Fate of the FuriousFast & Furious 9Fast & Furious 10
Family no more.
— Tagline.

The Fate of the Furious[2] (also known as Furious 8, Fast 8 and Fast & Furious 8)[note 1][3] is an upcoming movie in Universal Pictures's The Fast and the Furious franchise, to be directed by F. Gary Gray. The film was officially announced by Vin Diesel and Universal Pictures, April 23, 2015 at CinemaCon. The Fate of the Furious is currently slated for an April 14, 2017 release.[1]

Official Description

On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

— Official Description

Plot

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Summary

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Cast

Principal Cast

Supporting Cast

Featured Cars

The following list of major cars used in "The Fate of the Furious" is incomplete and may not be completed until a proper home video version of the film is released.
Name Model Year Driver Status
"Dodge Ice Charger"[25] Unknown Dominic Toretto TBA
"Ice Ram"[25] Unknown Luke Hobbs TBA
Local Motors Rally Fighter[25] Unknown Letty Ortiz TBA
Lamborghini Murcielago[25] Unknown Roman Pearce TBA
"Tracked Ripsaw"[25] Unknown Tej Parker TBA

Production

Development

In 2014 Universal Chairman, Donna Langley, expressed, officially, that the studio was interested in making ten films for The Fast and the Furious franchise. April 8, during the earliest run of Furious 7, Fast & Furious producer Neal Moritz expressed gratitude toward the success of the seventh film. "Honestly, we're just bathing in the success of this," Mortiz stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "We'll probably get together in a week or so to talk."[26]

Furious 7 director, James Wan, was originally contracted to direct two films for the franchise. However, following the complications with the production of Furious 7, Universal released Wan from his contract to direct the sequel to The Conjuring. Wan was also reportedly set up to direct other horror films for New Line Cinema, but stated "he was open to anything [at this point]".[26] Justin Lin, the series director since 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, stepped down as director for the series because of disagreements on the filming schedule for both Fast & Furious 6 and Furious 7.[27] He went on to direct the sequel to Star Trek: Into Darkness, Star Trek Beyond, released in July of 2016.[28]

According to The Hollywood Reporter, contract negotiations between established cast members from the previous seven films were renegotiated as they "had run through their options", while Dwayne Johnson's contract was still on a "deal-by-deal basis".[26] Lucas Black, who appeared in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and briefly in Furious 7, signed a three film contract in 2013.[29] At the 2015 MTV Movie awards, Vin Diesel, acknowledging the passing of his friend, Paul Walker, stated that Fast 8 would be "from Paul" as Furious 7 was "for Paul".[30][note 2]

April 23, Vin Diesel appeared at the 2015 CinemaCon and officially announced that The Fate of the Furious would be released April 14, 2017.[1][31] Diesel's announcement was confirmed by an official press release from Universal Pictures, detailing the rescheduling of several major upcoming films under their distribution, including Warcraft and the the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. Also announced were two sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey.[32]

August 23, 2015, The Hollywood Reported stated Universal Pictures was experiencing difficulties finding a director for the film.[33] Vin Diesel reportedly has the power to consult on director choices, but cannot actively veto a director chosen by Universal. Universal confirmed that James Wan was never a confirmed director for Fate of the Furious in light of his obligation to the Conjuring 2. Rumors that Non-Stop director, Jaume Collet-Serra, was considered and that Vin Diesel himself (who wrote and directed the short film, Los Bandoleros in 2009) was also a consideration for director, circulated for a time.[34]

September 2015, Diesel expressed interest in Rob Cohen, who directed the first film, to direct The Fate of the Furious.[35] On October 14, 2015, Diesel announced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that Straight Outta Compton director, F. Gary Gray, would direct the film.[36][37]

Casting

May 16, 2015, during the promotion for the film San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that he was returning to reprise his role as Luke Hobbs in The Fate of the Furious.[38][4] Additionally he expressed an interest in doing a spin-off film for the Hobbs character, but stated the idea would need more space between Furious 7 and other Fast & Furious sequels to really gauge an interest from the audience.[38][4]

In 2014, it was reported that Lucas Black, who portrayed Sean Boswell in Tokyo Drift, signed a contract to appear in last three Fast & Furious films prior to his cameo in Furious 7.[29] December 14, 2016, Den of Geek reported that Black's role in the proceeding films would be bigger for The Fate of the Furious.[39] However, in a interview with Chris Mannix during July 2016, Black stated he would not appear in the upcoming sequel because of "scheduling conflicts" with NCIS: New Orleans.[40][note 3]

June 25, 2015, USA Today reported that Jason Statham, introduced into the franchise at the end of Fast & Furious 6, would return as Deckard Shaw for The Fate of the Furious.[10] "We're already talking about doing another one, part eight," Statham said. "I'm a newcomer. I just got invited to the party in this last one, so it's nice to know I'm going to be doing another."[10]

February 2016 saw reports of actress Charlize Theron as a possible villain for The Fate of the Furious.[41] Her role was later confirmed in April 2016[11], alongside Scott Eastwood[19][20] as a protégé of Kurt Russell's Mr. Nobody. Kristofer Hivju as later cast and announced as a henchmen to Theron's Cipher.[17][18]

When asked in an interview with Access Hollywood, Vin Diesel expressed an interest in seeing Dame Helen Mirren appear in The Fate of the Furious.[42] On June 15, 2016 it was reported that Mirren had joined the cast of The Fate of the Furious.[22] Additionally, musicians Don Omar and Tego Calderon, who starred in Fast & Furious and Fast Five, officially returned to for the upcoming film.[23][24]

Unconfirmed Casting and Rumors

In June 2015, it was reported that Eva Mendes would return to the franchise, reprising her role from 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) as Monica Fuentes,[43] and that Universal was considering Tommy Hatto for the role of "a racer with a close relationship to Fuentes".[44]

It was also reported that Ronda Rousey would return, along with fellow UFC fighter Joanna Jędrzejczyk,[45] with Rousey citing Jędrzejczyk as her ideal on-screen opponent.[46]

In July 2015, it was reported that Orange Is the New Black actress Ruby Rose had joined the cast in a "sexy role".[47] It was also reported that Cara Delevingne was also being considered for the role of another villain.[48] In November 2015, Gibson expressed his desire for Matt Damon to join the cast.[49]

When she was approached about her appearance in the film, The Fast and the Furious alumni, Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), commented that the film had completed its production and she was not in the film. She added that she uncertain that she would or could make an appearance afterward.[50][51]

Screenplay

During an interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on April 3, 2014, Vin Diesel explained that he produced the Fast & Furious films (post-Tokyo Drift) in advance as "trilogies". When discussing Kurt Russell's role as "Mr. Nobody" in the film, he explained the character was connected to a plot that would take place in New York City.[note 4][13][26]

With regard to the sequel's story, Moritz stated that it would have to be "something enticing for all of us. It has to be as good as or better [than Furious 7]." Dwayne Johnson expressed a similar statement, believing that they would also have to "raise the bar, in terms of action, yes, but also in terms of story and character."[30] May 26, 2015, Vin Diesel posted a teaser poster of the location for Fast 8, featuring the skyline of New York City.[52][53]

September 27, 2015, Vin Diesel revealed on his Facebook account that The Fate of the Furious would lead to the conclusion of the franchise with ninth and tenth Fast & Furious films produced by Universal Pictures. "The fans of the Fast & Furious SAGA are the best fans in the world… Since I became the Producer in 2008," He explained. "You have been with me every step of the way… literally giving me feedback that proved invaluable. Thank you." He clarified that no director had been offered a directorial position for the film and no script had been reviewed yet.[54][55] In September 2015, Diesel stated that the script had almost been completed.[56]

Filming

In keeping with the franchise's penchant for filming in "exotic" locations, such as Dubai and Rio de Janeiro, in January 2016 it was announced that Universal was seeking approval from the United States and Cuban governments to shoot the film in Cuba.[57][58]

Principal photography began on March 14, 2016, in Mývatn, Iceland,[59][60] where strong winds sent a plastic iceberg prop flying into a paddock and striking two horses. One was wounded and the other mortally injured; it was later euthanized.[61] In late-April, filming began in Cuba's capital city Havana.[62][63][64] In May, filming also took place in Cleveland, Ohio.[65][66] Filming also took place in Atlanta and New York.[67]

Marketing

Pre-Release

Fast 8 Trailer

Fate of the Furious Trailer Poster.

Pre-release marketing for The Fate of the Furious began May 6, 2016 with a series of segments called "This Week in F8". This Week in F8 was a series of short behind the scenes videos that chronicled the progress of the film from May 2016 to August 5, 2016 as the film's principal photography neared completion.[68] Similarly, a large swath of the film's promotion was handled by its official twitter and Facebook accounts, @FastFurious and FastandFurious. During June 2016, several cars used in the film during a shoot in Iceland were promoted during a behind the scenes featurette.[25]

July 21, 2016, as a result of his promotion of The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel became the first celebrity on Facebook to pass one million likes on his account.[69][70]

October 2016, gaming website GameSpot reported that the first trailer for The Fate of the Furious would debut in December of 2016.[71] The official Facebook account later confirmed the report, stating December 11, 2016 would be the official premiere date for the trailer.[72] December 9th, 2016, the film's new title, The Fate of the Furious was announced[73] with a trailer teaser of the official trailer that would be broadcast live and hosted by the cast, Sunday, December 11, 2016 on the film's official Facebook account.[74] Ahead of the trailer, Universal Pictures released a teaser poster for the film, illustrating the split between Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs.[75][76]

February 5, 2016, a minute long TV Spot for The Fate of the Furious was aired during the the 51st Super Bowl event.[77][78] At the time of the TV Spot's release during the Super Bowl, it was the most viewed trailer online with a record number of 42.27M views.[79]

Release

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Music

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Critical Reception

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Trivia

  • The Fate of the Furious will be the third film after 2006's Tokyo Drift and 2009's short film Los Bandoleros not to feature the character Brian O'Conner, who was officially retired in Furious 7 following Paul Walker's death.[80]
  • Vin Diesel has reportedly expressed an interest in bringing the character of Brian O'Connor back into the franchise.[81]

Videos

Trailers

Clips

Interviews


Behind the Scenes


Gallery

Posters

Official Stills

Behind the Scenes


Notes

  1. Official Title found on official instagram account
  2. Vin Diesel: "“Paul used to say that [‘Fast & Furious’] 8 was guaranteed and, in some ways, when you’re brother guarantees something, you have to make sure it comes to pass,” Diesel said. “So, if fate has it — fate, F8 — then you’ll get it. ‘Furious 7′ was for Paul; 8 is from Paul.'”
  3. Black: “They tried to figure out how to get my character back for [Fast] 8, but there was a lot of conflict and schedule with NCIS [New Orleans], because we started back last Thursday on Season 3. So, it didn’t happen this time for Fast & Furious 8, but, maybe they can figure some out for character in number nine. (1:21-to-1:43).”
  4. Vin Diesel: "I'll tell you something about Kurt Russell. You know I always think of these films, multiple pictures in advance. I think of them as trilogies. So, Kurt Russell came in for this movie, but he was--- but we really hired him because of a story that follows this. That takes place in New York."

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