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The Rock Sparks A Prison Riot In All-New Fast 8 Set Video

23 July 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now firmly past the halfway point in production, Universal’s onslaught of set videos for Fast 8 is beginning to reach its crescendo.

Yes, the tire tracks are still fresh from yesterday’s Fast Friday snippet, where F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and series stalwart Vin Diesel reflected on the filming process and action sequences hitherto. Nipping at the heels of that Bts video is a post from Dwayne Johnson, who looks set to stage the prison riot to end all prison riots.

A shot of Johnson’s Luke Hobbs behind bars was released a few weeks back, indicating that our big friendly giant could find himself in a spot of bother by the time the 2017 sequel checks in. One thing’s for sure: The Iceman cometh, and he don’t fuck around.

I know you guys can see it… I have so much damn Fun playin’ the character of Hobbs. »

- Michael Briers

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F. Gary Gray and Vin Diesel give Fast & Furious 8 update as production hits halfway point

22 July 2016 2:59 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The latest official set video for Fast 8 has arrived online, which sees director F. Gary Gray and franchise star Vin Diesel giving us an update on the film as production reaches the half way mark; check it out here…

See Also: Latest Fast 8 set photo and video show Dwayne Johnson walking away from car wreck

F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is directing Fast & Furious 8, with Vin Diesel joined in the cast by Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Eva Mendes, Lucas Black, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Kristofer Hivju, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. It is set for release on April 14th 2017, followed by Fast & Furious 9 on April 19th 2019 and Fast & Furious 10 on April 2nd 2021.

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- Gary Collinson

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Fast 8 Cruises Past Halfway Point In Production As New Set Video Surfaces

22 July 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fast Friday is upon us, dear readers, and in keeping up tradition, Universal has rolled out the latest set video for its barnstorming action sequel, Fast 8.

Teasing vehicular mayhem and a family reunion, this week’s vignette marks a milestone for F. Gary Gray and his crew, as Fast 8 is now officially past the halfway point in production ahead of its arrival in April of next year. And what better way to celebrate than offer up a sizzle reel packed to the rafters with death-defying stunts and explosions?

Action set-pieces aside, it’s fair to say that the stars have aligned for Fast 8. Not only is Gray coming off the back of the overly successful Straight Outta Compton, but Universal’s Fast and Furious franchise reached all new heights with the launch of Furious 7 in 2015, comfortably landing the series among Hollywood’s billion-dollar blockbusters. But can »

- Michael Briers

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Latest Fast 8 set photo and video show Dwayne Johnson walking away from car wreck

20 July 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past 15 years, if the Fast & Furious franchise has taught viewers one thing, it’s that although their characters may not have superpowers, they operate and ward off death as if they were superheroes. For example, Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto has driven his car off a giant cliff, Paul Walker’s Brian O’Conner has jumped from a speeding train onto a speeding car and much more, only to walk away relatively unscathed each time.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the latest photo from the set of 2017’s Fast 8 features Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs confidently walking away from an overturned car, paying no mind to the wreckage behind him. The caption attached reads: “The Iceman cometh. And he don’t fucketh around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #ZeroToleranceForBullshit #Iceman.” See the badass photo, which comes from Johnson’s Instagram, here…

Additionally, Fast 8 director F. Gary Gray »

- Justin Cook

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The Rock Survives a Pile-Up in Latest Fast 8 Sneak Peek

20 July 2016 10:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Every week, the cast and crew of Fast and Furious 8 have sent out Fast Fridays videos from set, offering a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the footage they had shot over the past few days. This week, Dwayne Johnson and director F. Gary Gray didn't feel like waiting until Friday, with the actor and director posting a new photo and video from the set. The video features Dwayne Johnson sporting his orange prison jumpsuit, promising the best prison scene in the history of cinema. It's defintely something fans have never seen in a movie before.

The Instagram video has Dwayne Johnson teasing a "jail scene" he's about to shoot with director F. Gary Gray, that will supposedly be "the prison scene of all prison scenes". Unfortunately, he doesn't shed any further light on what happens, but perhaps Hobbs is about to make his big escape. Dwayne Johnson also shared a photo »

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Dwayne Johnson Brings The Cavalry In Latest Fast 8 Snap

20 July 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson prepares to bring the cavalry (spoilers: he is the cavalry) in the latest snap for Universal’s action sequel, Fast 8.

Continuing to shine the spotlight on his enigmatic man mountain, Luke Hobbs, Johnson took to Instagram to share the all-new action shot of his hulking ally walking away from an overturned car largely unscathed.

Given that F. Gary Gray’s 2017 sequel stands as Johnson’s fourth appearance in the Fast and Furious franchise, the actor himself has spoke at length about his desire to shake up the formula, and a shot of Luke Hobbs behind bars recently flamed rumors that Dwayne Johnson’s towering hero could potentially go rogue.

Whatever the outcome, switching gears to Gray’s Instagram feed and the filmmaker’s latest post offers a behind-the-scenes peek at Dwayne Johnson preparing to film an action sequence. The Iceman cometh, indeed.

@therock is killing »

- Michael Briers

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Fast 8 Set Video Parades The Supercars Of F. Gary Gray’s Action Sequel

15 July 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Nothing says Friday quite like a behind-the-scenes video for F. Gary Gray’s action sequel, Fast 8.

In the latest episode of Universal’s long-running series, the Straight Outta Compton filmmaker introduces viewers to the movie’s vast archive of supercars, from bleeding-edge Bugattis to an armored assault vehicle. It’s enough to make any petrolhead go weak at the knees, and it’ll be fascinating to see the eye-watering action sequences that Gray and Co. have dreamt up using their reserve of high-tech automobiles.

From Cuba to Iceland to a grand finale in New York City, Fast 8 will retain the franchise’s knack for a globetrotting adventure, while the promise of a more gruff, back-to-basics role for Luke Hobbs ought to keep fans of Dwayne Johnson intrigued.

Speaking of upholding tradition, Johnson is part of an all-star cast that includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, »

- Michael Briers

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Latest Fast and Furious 8 Set Video Goes Inside the Toy Shop

15 July 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's the end of another work week today, which means its also time for Fast Fridays, with the filmmakers offering fans a new glimpse at the Fast and Furious 8 set. Ever since production started, director F. Gary Gray and the cast have taken fans behind-the-scenes to reveal what they have shot throughout the week. Today we go inside an incredible set known as the "Toy Shop."

If this "Toy Shop" looks familiar, that's because vehicle coordinator Dennis McCarthy gave fans a tour of this set, which he dubbed "automotive Valhalla" in another video which showcased this incredibly expensive car collection. However, while that video only showed us many of the cars involved, we didn't get to see anything from the actual scene they were planning, but this new YouTube video features bits and pieces of the action, along with glimpses of stars such as Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, »

- MovieWeb

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Fast 8 Photo Sends Dwayne Johnson's Hobbs to Prison

12 July 2016 6:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since production started on Fast and Furious 8, we've been given a number behind-the-scene glimpses, both from set photos and videos from the production's various locations, including Cuba, Iceland and Cleveland. Some of these videos were from the production itself, with a new tradition being started entitled #FastFridays, where the cast and crew show fans what they shot during the week. We not only have the most recent #FastFridays video, but also a new photo with Dwayne Johnson, which teases some big changes in store for his character Hobbs.

Dwayne Johnson joined the Fast & Furious franchise in Fast Five as Luke Hobbs, an agent with the Diplomatic Security Service (Dss), who tracks down Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew. In Fast & Furious 6, he sought out Dom's help in bringing down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and he returned in last year's blockbuster Furious 7. While we don't know exactly why »

- MovieWeb

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'Fast 8': The Rock is locked up, and he's not happy about it

12 July 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Looks like Dwayne Johnson has been doing a good job on his prison workout routine. The man with more nicknames than anyone outside of Shaquille O’Neal, The Rock (or do you prefer “The People’s Champion” or “The Brahma Bull” or “Rocky” or…well…you get the point), has released a photo from the Fast 8 set. And it appears he’s been a bad man. Dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit with his hands and feet shackled, Johnson clearly has been up to no good. He writes on his Instagram page, “The Iceman cometh. And don't [censoredeth] around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #OrangeAintTheNewBlack #HobbsTheIceman April 2017.” The car chase extravaganza features those you've come to expect: Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris. But this time around, it’s going against type, adding a couple of Oscar-winning actresses with Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. Theron will play a villain in the movie, »

- David Eckstein

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Goes to Jail in New ‘Fast 8’ Image (Photo)

12 July 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is headed for the slammer in “Fast 8.” Johnson released a set photo of his character, Luke Hobbs, decked out in an orange prison jump suit and shackles. Always quick with the hashtags, Johnson tagged the pic #OrangeAintTheNewBlack. Vin Diesel will return to star as Dominic Toretto along with Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham as the villainous Deckard Shaw. Also Read: Helen Mirren Boards 'Fast 8' Helen Mirren was the latest high-profile addition to the already popular franchise. Charlize Theron will play the villain in the film, while “Game of Thrones” actor Kristofer Hivju will. »

- Joe Otterson

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New 'Fast 8' Photo Shows Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs Going To Jail

11 July 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Dwayne "The Rock" revealed a new photo via his Instagram account showing off his Luke Hobbs character being sent to federal prison. For what? We don't know at the moment? But it wouldn't surprise me if he's gonna pull off what the late Paul Walker did in Fast & Furious 6 and get some info from inside prison.

Dwayne Johnson wrote on Instagram

The Iceman cometh. And don’t fucketh around”

The Iceman cometh. And don't fucketh around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #HobbsTheIceman #OrangeAintTheNewBlack April 2017.

A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Jul 11, 2016 at 8:14am Pdt

The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and stars Vin DieselCharlize TheronMichelle RodriguezJordana BrewsterTyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kristofer HivjuScott Eastwood, Lucas Black, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell and Helen Mirren.

Fast 8 is currently on track for an April 2017 release. Fast 9 will be released April 2019 followed by »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Posts Instagram Photo from ‘Fast 8’ Set Showing His Character in Prison

11 July 2016 12:11 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The “Fast and Furious” franchise continues to move ahead without original star Paul Walker, who died before the release of last year’s “Furious Seven.” As such, former supporting characters are now moving to the fore — including, by the looks of it, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Hobbs.

Read More: ‘Fast 8’: Helen Mirren to Co-Star in Latest ‘Fast and the Furious’ Sequel, Because of Course She Is

The actor posted an Instagram photo from the set of the film with the caption “The Iceman cometh. And don’t fucketh around” followed by several hashtags, including #OrangeAintTheNewBlack. Whether his character, a police officer, got in trouble for using a minigun at the end of the last film or is perhaps going undercover remains to be seen.

Read More: ‘Central Intelligence’ Review: Dwayne Johnson Wrestles Some Big Laughs From A Weak Buddy Comedy

The franchise’s increasingly vast ensemble also includes Vin Diesel, »

- Michael Nordine

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Dwayne Johnson Finds Himself Behind Bars In New Fast 8 Photo

11 July 2016 11:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dwayne Johnson may have been locked and loaded in the most recent photo to surface for Fast 8, but a lot can transpire in the space of a fortnight, as evidenced by the actor’s ever-popular Instagram feed.

Continuing to champion the arrival of F. Gary Gray’s blockbuster sequel and, in particular, the changes that await one Luke Hobbs, Johnson shared a brand new image of his towering character shackled in handcuffs and behind bars. Could he possibly be paying a visit to Jason Statham’s returning Deckard Shaw? Or is The Rock in a spot of trouble himself?

Have a gander at the image below, and speculate with us in the comments section.

The Iceman cometh. And don’t fucketh around. #OnSet #FastAndFurious8 #HobbsTheIceman #OrangeAintTheNewBlack April 2017.

A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Jul 11, 2016 at 8:14am Pdt

Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray takes point behind the lens of Fast 8, »

- Michael Briers

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Michelle Rodriguez -- I Have Monkeys In My Head ... I Have To Do Psychedelics!!! (Video)

4 July 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_izhqi6xk"]] Michelle Rodriguez is a real trip when she talks about her experiences with psychedelics. The video was deleted from "The Reality of Truth" ... the documentary in which Michelle got deep over Ayahuasca and Paul Walker's death. We're told the footage didn't make the cut because Michelle just sounds out there. Maybe the new "Just say no" campaign. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Washington Post Tackles Gender Pay Gap With New Online Discussion Group

1 July 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Washington Post has launched a community called Pay Up, where women in the tech sector can discuss the gender pay gap issue. According to NiemanLab, “One part career support group, one part networking tool, has quickly become home to discussions about the male-female wage gap, salary negotiation tactics, and news about job openings.” The Slack-based Pay Up isn’t open; prospective community members must fill out a form with professional details to enter the group that is shaped primarily by users. Also Read: Michelle Rodriguez Compares Hollywood Gender Pay Gap to Slavery (Video) “Women are already having these conversations among themselves. »

- Brian Flood

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the Academy Pushed the Diversity Needle with 683 Member Invites

29 June 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Introducing the Academy class of 2016,” reads the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website announcement of its invited new members Wednesday. And while joining that august organization is a singular honor, many say they were surprised to learn of their inclusion — mainly because they hadn’t applied for membership. Traditionally, that’s a laborious process that can take years before you get recommended by peers, vetted by your branch, and finally invited. Every year it’s a shock that someone like, say Tina Fey, IFC’s Arianna Bocco, last year’s Oscar-winner Margaret Sixel (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), or Oscar marketer Lisa Taback, wasn’t already a member.

Read More: Oscars So White: 8 Ways to Solve the Academy’s Diversity Problem 

At the heart of the Academy’s complex diversity issue is how much the Oscars reflect the way that the Academy likes to view itself. Believe me, they were horrified when, »

- Anne Thompson

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Academy Embraces Diversity With 683 New Members, Including John Boyega and Michael B. Jordan

29 June 2016 12:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After its most contentious year ever, it appears the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is finally attempting to correct its severe diversity problem. The organization announced its official new members today — a whopping list of 683 names — and the class of 2016 is 46% female and 41% people of color.

The new roster follows a year full of controversy against the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees and within the Academy itself. Last November, President Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued a 5-year initiative to help diversify the Academy, and while there is still a lot of work to be done, the new members represent a step in the right direction.

Read More: The Academy’s Diversity Problem Is Complicated

Notable new additions to the Academy this year include: John Boyega, Michael B. Jordan, Oscar Isaac, Regina King, Marielle Heller, Dakota Johnson, Tom Hiddleston, Eva Mendes, Rachel McAdams, Michelle Rodriguez, Greta Gerwig, Damon Waynes Jr, »

- Zack Sharf

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Oscars Ups Diversity With 2016 New Members

29 June 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In its push for more diversity among its ranks, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today issued a record 683 invitations to new members, easily the largest number of new members ever.

The new members are heavily weighted to favor women and people of color - 46% are women, 41% are people of color. Should all elect to join, it would shift the demographic makeup of the Academy from 75 to 73% male, and from 93% to 89% white.

28 Oscar winners and 98 nominees are on the list, while 283 are considered international members. Amongst the high profile names are actors like John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Idris Elba, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Greta Gerwig, Andrew Garfield, Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Johnson, Byung-Hun Lee, Regina King, James Hong, Michelle Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Alicia Vikander, and Damon Wayans Jr.

There's also writers and directors like Xavier Dolan, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Taika Waititi, James Wan, Lily & Lana Wachowski, »

- Garth Franklin

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