Ever wonder how action films like the “The Fast and The Furious” series were shot?

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Wonder no more, because “Fast 8” director Felix Gary Gray gave us a glimpse of the set and showed us some action scenes of the upcoming movie via his Instagram yesterday (Monday, 6th June).

Source: Vin Diesel's Instagram
Source: Vin Diesel’s Instagram

Several photos and videos were posted, with Gray showing a car marred with bullet holes, the biggest blue screen (for CGI effects) in “Fast and Furious” history, and their filming process in Iceland.

The footage appears to be from their Iceland sequence, but principal photography is also planned to take place in Georgia, Atlanta, and New York. Possible shooting locations include Cuba and Russia, though nothing has been confirmed.

“Fast 8” will see franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reuniting to reprise their roles as Dominic Toretto, Letty Ortiz, Mia Toretto, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, and Luke Hobbs respectively. Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Lucas Black will also return in their roles from “Furious 7”.

Jason Statham and Kurt Russell will come back once again to terrorise the main characters as Deckard Shaw and Mr. Nobody. Meanwhile, Charlize Theron has been confirmed to play the main villain, Cipher, with Kristofer Hivju as one of her henchmen.

Take a look at the behind-the-scene sneak peeks here:

The biggest blue screen environment in @fastandfuriousmovie history! We shot for weeks in #Iceland, but I wanted to shoot a few details here in the #usa. #hardatwork! #F8 #behindthescenes

A video posted by F Gary Gray (@fgarygray) on

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Testing bad guy toys! #fireinthehole #heavymetal #donttrythisathome #f8 @fastandfuriousmovie #behindthescenes

A video posted by F Gary Gray (@fgarygray) on

Just in case you missed it on Friday! #fastfridays #f8 #turnup #literally #behindthescenes

A video posted by F Gary Gray (@fgarygray) on

“Fast 8” is slated for a 14th July 2017 release, with “Fast and Furious 9” following close to its heel with a 19th April 2019 release, and “Fast and Furious 10” set to premiere on 2nd April 2021.

Source: Felix Gary Gray’s Instagram.

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