Fate Of The Furious: Vin Diesel Says It Will "Blow People's Minds" In New Video
"This is a completely different story."
The Fast and the Furious franchise is now onto its eighth movie, and shows no signs of slowing down. The Fate of the Furious hits theaters next month, and a new behind-the-scenes featurette has been released. Check it out below:
The Fate of the Furious is directed by F. Gary Gray, who most recently helmed the hugely successful hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton. Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jason Statham are all returning from the previous movies and are joined by Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and Kurt Russell.
The movie is the first in the series to be made without the involvement of Paul Walker, who tragically died before he had finished working on 2015's Furious 7. In a recent interview with GamesRadar, Diesel spoke about the decision to continue the franchise without Walker.
"It wasn't just a question of whether this franchise could work without Paul," he said. "It was whether I could even survive doing it without Paul. [But] I'd seen this video of Paul guaranteeing eight, while we were making seven. That hit me."
"You're talking about a bond and a brotherhood," he continued. "The pain wasn't about whether something would work. It was about the loss of someone very important in my life. Was there ever any moment I wasn't thinking about him? That's the question. Every day I'd be saying, 'this movie has to be amazing because of Paul.'"
Last year, Diesel announced the release dates for the next three parts in the series, with parts 9 and 10 following in 2019 and 2021. He also told Variety that there were plans for spinoffs. "We've written out story lines for various characters," he said. "We've been playing with it for a long time. It's a very rich property and we're committed to treating it with a lot of class."
The Fate of the Furious is released on April 12.
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