Fast & Furious 8 is having a blast and it is Iceland’s biggest ever

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jan 27, 2016 15:33 IST
Bigger than this? Dwayne Johnson in Furious 7.

Fast and Furious franchise likes its records. Never the one to shy away from creating explosions and blasts, Fast and Furious 8 has a big one in the offing -- the crew has reportedly planned to film a scene involving the “largest explosion” ever in Iceland.

Read: Here’s the first picture of Fast 8

Director F Gary Gray will partly film Fast and Furious 8 in Arkanes, Iceland. The town mayor, Regina Asvaldsdottir, confirmed the report and said that Vin Diesel and the film crew members would arrive in April, reported Aceshowbiz.

Fast and Furious 8’s first picture may show you New York but the real blast is taking place in Iceland. (Universal)

As Universal Pictures stated earlier, the studio “is currently in the process seeking approval from the United States and Cuban governments to explore shooting a portion of the next installment of the Fast & Furious series in Cuba.” The majority of filming, however, will take place in New York and Atlanta.

Read: Fast 8’s shooting location sets a new record

In Fast 8, Diesel will reprise his role as Dominic Toretto. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham and Kurt Russell also star in the movie. The street-racing movie will be released in North America on April 14, 2017.

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