Wanna see “the prison scene to end all prison scenes”? Well, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is here to relieve your curiousity.
Filming for the 8th movie in “The Fast and the Furious” series, “Fast 8“, is currently underway, and the cast and crew members are constantly teasing fans with behind-the-scenes footage of the movie. Most recently, we’ve had The Rock taking to his Instagram to show us some exclusive photos and videos of the upcoming action film.
The wrestler-turned-actor first teased fans with the conception of the scene, elucidating that “Fast 8” writer Chris Morgan came up with the idea of sending Johnson’s character, Luke Hobbs, to the “most hardcore maximum security prison in the world”. To that, Johnson responded, “How even more insane and fun for the fans would it be if Hobbs said f*ck this, I’m gettin’ out… Try and stop me.”
He continued to explain that the main goal of the sequence was to give fans and audiences a “holy shit” moment, and to offer them a truly iconic prison breakout scene. As the scenes were extremely hard to bring to life, Johnson said that for days, the “intensity (felt by the cast and crew members were) through the roof”.
However, the prison scene wasn’t the only footage The Rock revealed, as he posted a few more videos of himself and the crew members having fun on the set.
Take a look at the photos and videos here:
Directed by F. Gary Gray, “Fast 8” will see franchise regulars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges reuniting to reprise their roles as Dominic Toretto, Letty Ortiz, Mia Toretto, Roman Pearce, and Tej Parker respectively. Jason Statham and Kurt Russell will also 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.
“Fast 8” is expected to race into cinemas worldwide on 14th April 2017, 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.