‘Furious 8’ Will Take the Action to New York, According to Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel is the go-to source for all the latest, breaking Vin Diesel-related news. The actor isn’t shy about sharing info with fans on Facebook or in interviews — last week he revealed that the director of xXx 3 is D.J. Caruso, and this week he has a bit more interesting news to share, as he’s revealed the location for the next Fast and Furious movie.
Diesel appeared on The Tonight Show (via Latino Review) to promote The Last Witch Hunter, but Jimmy Fallon wasn’t going to let him get away without talking about Fast and Furious. When asked where Furious 8 takes place, Diesel replied “New York, baby!” This is excellent news for the franchise, which could always use more buildings to run cars through, over, across and between. Maybe this time they can launch a car from the Empire State building — I joke, but they’ve done crazier things in the Fast franchise.
There was recently a bit of drama behind the scenes as Universal struggled to find a director to replace James Wan, who opted out of returning for the Furious 7 follow-up. After briefly living in fear that they might actually have to let Vin Diesel direct Furious 8 himself, Universal signed Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray, who previously worked with Diesel on A Man Apart.
Furious 8 is currently targeting an April 14, 2017 release date.