'Fast 8' Offers a Serious Tease With Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Cuba

'Fast and the Furious' gives an update on 'Fast 8' production in Cuba

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The Fast and the Furious franchise revs up the excitement for Fast 8 in this behind-the-scenes promo in Cuba. Fast 8, the first installment in the film's final trilogy, began production in Havana, possibly for the Dominic "Dom" Toretto origin story teased by Vin Diesel a little over a week ago. 

The Fast family provided the behind-the-scenes look on Twitter as a part of its ongoing Fast Fridays hashtag when updates of the film will be provided.  "You can feel the emotion from all the locals," said Fast 8 director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) in the video. "We couldn't recreate this...anywhere."   

The video begins with Diesel telling viewers Fast 8 is the "first global Hollywood movie" to shoot in Cuba. Yet another accolade for the Fast and the Furious franchise that broke records for grossing $1 billion in 17 days with Furious 7. Also seen in the video are scenes shot with classic cars native to Cuban culture—including, duh, a street race. 

Diesel posted a behind-the-scenes video on Instagram a week ago saying they were filming a race scene. "We heard you—We heard that you all wanted more racing in the movie," said Diesel. The video today revealed a different race from the one Diesel, so that's two races for Fast 8 so far.

"This'll go down in Cuba's history, in U.S. history, in cinematic history, and in history itself," a Fast 8 crew member says on camera.

Watch Fast 8 make history when it premieres April 14, 2017.

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