The eighth Fast and Furious film will not only be shot in New York – as solidified in that first poster – and (possibly) Cuba, you can add Iceland to the location list as well.
Icelandic outlet Vísir (via Iceland Review) has reported that Fast 8 will be shooting in the West Iceland town of Akranes, situated around 45 km north of the capital, Reykjavík. Being a big-budget action picture, Fast 8 isn’t going to just be there for some nice shots of Icelandic nature, this production’s going to be blowing stuff
Iceland will be seeing the largest explosion ever, at least for a movie, take place during the production’s stint in the countryside. There’s no word regarding what plot development will feature this point of destruction, but the franchise’s bigger-is-better approach to each film suggests we’re going to be in for quite the big-ass boom.
“Surely, this is an extensive project and will affect retail and service in town,” Mayor Regína Ásvaldsdóttir told Vísir, adding that residents were excited for the production’s impending arrival. Fast 8 will be setting up in Iceland in April. Many of Vísir’s residents were hoping that the franchise Iceland Weather holds up when production arrives.
Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray is the helm of Fast 8, which is currently scheduled for U.S. release on April 14, 2017.
Here’s a look at one of our favourite explosion-filled moments from the F&F series. Spoiler warning for those who haven’t seen Fast & Furious 6: