It is the movie fans of the smash hit The Fast And The Furious franchise are desperate to see.
And Vin Diesel finally gave them something to look froward to when he revealed the abbreviatedly titled Fast 8 will officially hit cinemas on April 2017 after sharing the film’s debut poster on Instagram.
It will be the first in the series to be fully made since the death of Paul Walker, who was killed in 2013 after a Porsche Carrera GT he was riding in crashed into a concrete lamppost and two trees at 45 miles per hour before bursting into flames.
New roads ahead: Vin Diesel posted the debut poster for Fast 8 on social media
Bald action man Vin made a minimalist announcement, posting the picture of the forthcoming film’s poster without even attaching a caption.
The image, which features the New York skyline at dawn, features the tagline ‘new roads ahead.’
Plot details have yet to be revealed. Intriguingly, and despite the New York poster, Universal is looking to make the movie the first major studio film to shoot in Cuba.
A studio spokesman said: ‘Universal Pictures is currently in the process of 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.’
There in spirit: It will be the first film fully shot since Paul Walker’s tragic death but he is expected to appear in flashback scenes
NBC Universal vice-chairman Ron Meyer also previously said there will be flashback scenes featuring Walker.
While the third film in the franchise, 2006’s Tokyo Drift, did not include his character as it was made up of a whole new group of actors, it will be the first in the series that features the main cast that he will star in.
The film will be directed by Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray is directing Fast 8, taking over from blockbuster master James Wan.
It is expected the full cast, including Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, will return, though this is yet to be confirmed.
For his brother: Vin previously said he wanted to make sure the film was made in honour of his friend
Furious 7, the last film to feature the late Paul Walker, was a box office sensation
It grossed $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office and was the sixth highest-grossing movie ever. It managed to rake in just over $353 million in the US alone
Vin Diesel previously said: ‘Paul Walker used to say that eight was guaranteed. And in some ways, when your brother guarantees something, you sometimes feel like you have to make sure it comes to pass.
‘So if fate has it, F8…if fate has it, then you’ll get this when you hear about it. Seven was for Paul, eight is from Paul.’
Going solo: This will be the first film focussing on Vin’s character that will not include Walker