Fast and Furious 8: After Abu Dhabi in Furious 7, the eighth instalment goes to Cuba
According to reports, Universal Pictures has selected a shooting location for the 8th sequel of the Fast & Furious franchise. And this time Dominic “Dom” Toretto and the rest of his team have chosen Cuban islands for yet another adrenaline-charged car chase.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director of Fast & Furious 8, F Gary Gray, recently made a trip to Cuba to scout for locations for his upcoming project. A source revealed that Universal Pictures has moved forward with the paperwork to take permission to shoot the action film in Cuba.
“Universal Pictures is currently in the process of seeking approval from the United States and Cuban governments to explore shooting a portion of the next instalment of the Fast & Furious series in Cuba,” said a statement from the studio.
It is said that shooting for Fast & Furious in Cuba could be a difficult task for the crew as the Havana film industry is not that well-equipped. A big and ambitious production such as Fast & Furious 8 needs a huge team to pull off production, which is going be the biggest challenge.
Fast & Furious 8 is slated for release on April 14, 2017.