|By||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||F. Gary Gray|
|Genre||:||Action | Adventure|
|Distributed by||:||Universal Pictures|
With Dom and Letty on their honeymoon, Brian and Mia having retired from the game, and the rest of the crew exonerated, the team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom back into a world of crime he cannot seem to escape, causing him to betray those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
The Fate of the Furious is an upcoming 2017 American action adventure film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film will star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Elsa Pataky and Helen Mirren.
The Fate of the Furious marks the first film of the franchise since The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) not to star Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle crash on November 30, 2013, during the filming of Furious 7 (2015).
Plans for an eighth installment were first announced in March 2015 when Diesel appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and announced that the film would be set in New York City. Preparations for the film began immediately after the release of Furious 7 with Diesel, Morgan and producer Neal H. Moritz re-signing.
After setting an initial release date in the same month, casting took place between April and June 2015. In October 2015, Gray, best known for directing Straight Outta Compton (2015), was announced to direct the film in the place of James Wan, who had directed the previous film. Principal photography began in March 2016 in locations such as Mývatn, Havana, Atlanta, Cleveland and New York City, continuing the franchise's tradition of filming in different locations around the world.
-Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, a former criminal and professional street racer who has retired and settled down with his wife, Letty. He is coerced by Cipher to work against his family.
-Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, a DSS agent who allied with Dom after their outings in Rio de Janeiro and Europe.
-Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, a rogue special forces assassin imprisoned by Dom and the DSS after his defeat in Los Angeles, who serves as an ally to help Dom's crew take down Dom and Cipher.
-Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Dom's wife and a professional street racer.
-Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, a former criminal from Barstow and a member of Dom's team.
-Chris Bridges as Tej Parker, a mechanic from Miami and a member of Dom's team.
-Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey, a computer hacktivist and a member of Dom's team.
-Kurt Russell as Frank Petty, the leader of a covert ops team who aided Dom and his team in taking down Shaw in Abu Dhabi.
-Charlize Theron as Cipher, a criminal mastermind who manages to corrupt Dom into working against his allies.
-Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves, a DSS agent and former Rio police officer who moved to the United States to become Hobbs' new partner at the DSS.
-Tego Calderon as Tego Leo, a former member of Dom's team in the Dominican Republic and Rio de Janeiro.
-Don Omar as Rico Santos, a former member of Dom's team in the Dominican Republic and Rio de Janeiro.
Well, after an extended break (which included alleged on-set drama and concerns about how the franchise would adapt after the death of Paul Walker), we now have an update. Kind of. We have the first film for the eighth film in the franchise, recently titled The Fate of the Furious. And there is a lot going on.
Like, do you want to see roof-mounted machine guns? They got you. Jason Statham doing parkour in a maximum security prison? Done. Snowmobile chases that appear to take place on glaciers? Yup yup yup. The only thing of note that isn’t in there is Helen Mirren, who is actually in this movie, no I am not kidding, I would never joke about something like that.
There’s also a… let’s say a “big development.” We discuss this shortly. But if we’re going to break down this film properly, we have to start at the beginning. We have to start with the wrecking ball.