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After the tragic death of the beloved Paul Walker, during a break in shooting on Furious 7, the production shut down for several months for the filmmakers to figure out how to wrap up his story. The actor had shot roughly half of his scenes at the time of his death in November 2013, and when production resumed, the filmmakers brought on the late actor's brothers Cody Walker and Caleb Walker to stand in for him in certain scenes. Earlier today, a rumor surfaced that Cody Walker will return in Fast & Furious 8, except this time he will be playing his own new character. However, Polygon reached out to Universal Pictures, and the studio debunked the rumor, stating, "There's no truth behind it."
With production scheduled to begin this spring on Fast & Furious 8, this highly-anticipated sequel is expected to be yet another international affair. While the bulk of filming will take place in New York City and Atlanta, we reported earlier this month that this sequel is eyeing locations in Cuba for part of its shoot, which would make it the first major motion picture to shoot there in over 50 years. Today, Visir is reporting that the production is also gearing up for a shoot in Iceland. The news was confirmed by Regína Ásvaldsdóttir, mayor of Akranes, Iceland, which is, approximately 28 miles north of Reykjavík, who stating that shooting is expected to begin in April.
This report also claims that the Fast 8 crew plans on pulling off the biggest explosion ever seen in Iceland, although no specific story details were given. The production plans on shooting near the Akranes »
Shortly before the release of Furious 7, franchise star Vin Diesel revealed that Fast & Furious 8 was already in the works, long before it was officially announced, and that the sequel will be set in New York City. Just a few weeks later, the actor confirmed that Fast & Furious 8 is actually happening, with Universal Pictures setting an April 14, 2017 release date. Today, the actor took to his Instagram page, releasing the first poster, which confirms the New York City setting.
After the Fast & Furious franchise started in Los Angeles with 2001's The Fast and the Furious, the beloved film series quickly became an international affair, with its sequels set in Miami, Tokyo, Panama, Rio de Janeiro and London. No plot details have surfaced yet, but Vin Diesel teased last year that Kurt Russell's Furious 7 character Mr. Nobody will play a key role in the sequel, which would start a new trilogy. »
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