– by Joseph Jammer Medina


The Fast & Furious series has certainly evolved over the years. While it started with a film that centered on a small gang of street racers in California, it has grown to become a franchise that rivals the James Bond series in terms of exotic locales it visits. 

For the 8th entry in the franchise, we’ve already learned that Dominic Toretto and his merry band of adrenaline junkies will be visiting New York for the first time. Now word has broken that the production will also be making a stop in Iceland.

According to Visir, the production is set to film in the port town of Akranes this spring. The town’s Mayor, Regina Ásvaldsdóttir, says that she expects the FAST & FURIOUS 8 crew to arrive in April. They’ll also be filming in one other Icelandic location that is, at this point, unknown.

The plot of FAST & FURIOUS 8, which is being referred to for now as FAST 8, remains a mystery for now. It’ll be directed by series newcomer F. Gary Gray, who is certainly no slouch. Aside from directing THE ITALIAN JOB, which is probably his best qualification for this job, he’s also riding a positive wave thanks to his 2015 smash STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

The cast will once again find Vin Diesel as its focal point, and surround him with an ensemble that includes Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris. 

FAST 8 is due out on April 14, 2017.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.