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Fast 8 gets retitled “The Fate of the Furious”

Time to get Furious

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Universal Pictures has officially revealed the name of the eighth installment to the “Fast & Furious” franchise, calling the film “The Fate of the Furious”. The film will be released on its previously announced date, Friday, April 14, 2017.

On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time.

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. The studio teases the plot by stating, “But when a mysterious woman (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.”

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, these elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage.

For THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. Fans can watch the new trailer below. This isn’t the first trailer for the film, though it does show a few new scenes from the upcoming blockbuster, which will dominate the box-office through the month of April.

In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar winner Helen Mirren.

The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.