The eighth instalment in the popular franchise The Fast and the Furious is officially called The Fate of the Furious. The film, directed by Straight Outta Compton helmer F Gary Gary, will hit theatres on April 14.
“It’s official! The title of #F8 is THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. Tune-in live on @Facebook this Sunday for the trailer debut!” read a post on the film’s official Twitter handle. The first teaser for the highly anticipated film was also released, ahead of its trailer premiere on Sunday. The 15-second clip features a slew of cars, epic explosions, and Charlize Theron, who is the new addition in the film.
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell return to the franchise. Other newcomers joining the cast include Helen Mirren and Scott Eastwood.
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel says with FGary Gray as the director, the eighth Fast and Furious movie will have a chance to win at next year’s Academy Awards.
While promoting his next film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Diesel told Entertainment Tonight, “I think he went into making this movie with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder, going ‘Oh, really? OK. Now I’m going to take the biggest saga in the world, and I’m about to throw Oscars at you. Wait till you see what he does!’ ”