The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise is well underway, with production currently filming in Cleveland. Fast 8 has the unenviable task of amping the action and stunts up even more than all the previous movies. It’s not an easy job at all, but based on this phone video taken by a lucky bystander, director F. Gary Gray is more than up to the task. Check out this street video of one of Fast 8’s stunts tearing up the peaceful streets of Cleveland.
It just rains cats, dogs, and cars over in Cleveland. It’s impossible to decipher the context of this scene they’re filming, but it looks like some kind of chase scene is occurring and the ultimate roadblock interrupts it. It doesn't really matter why this stunt is happening, though, because it looks seriously cool. In the Fast and Furious franchise, a car is basically the ultimate weapon. They’ve been used for racing, drifting, hitting, leaping from buildings, and flinging people across chasms, so might as well have them rain down from the sky, too.
If this stunt is anything to go by, Fast 8 is shaping up to be another full throttle action movie. In my opinion, the cars skydiving and the following mountain chase from Furious 7 is the best action sequence in the entire franchise, so I’m curious to see if Fast 8 can top it. Cars falling from the sky is a pretty good start, though.
Everything we know so far about Fast 8 is centered around Vin Diesel and the crew getting torn down and pushed like never before. Charlize Theron’s villain Cipher is said to be a unique challenge and will take away everything the team cares for. Judging by the first photo and description of Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs, she’s pretty successful at it. Other plot details are scarce, but it looks like Fast 8 is really pushing to be as much of an emotional challenge as it is a physical one.
F. Gary Gray is directing the eighth installment in the franchise with a script penned by Chris Morgan. Vin Diesel returns to star as Dominic Toretto alongside series regulars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell and newcomers to the franchise Scott Eastwood and Charlize Theron. Fast 8 is scheduled to hit theaters on April 14, 2017.
What do you think of this stunt? Are the explosions freaking out the morning commuters of Cleveland? Out of curiosity, what do you think is the best action scene in the entire franchise? Sound off in the comments below.