‘Fast And Furious 8:’ Vin Diesel Shares Development, Talks On Helen Mirren And Paul Walker
The release date for “Fast and Furious 8” is scheduled for April 14, 2017, but the studio is silent about the details of the film, whereas “The Last Witch Hunter’s” actor Vin Diesel is presently serving as their unofficial spokesperson.
In a recent conversation with Variety, Diesel gives much insight about the upcoming movie “Fast and Furious 8” and the preliminary stages of developing prequels and spinoffs. What Diesel said is that they have prepared the storylines for numerous characters and they are dealing with it for a long time. However, the 48-year-old actor, who is best known for the portrayal of Dominic Toretto in “The Fast and Furious” film series, did not reveal that which character(s) would be getting their own standalone films.
However, the publication even recalled one previous saying of “The Scorpion King” actor Dwayne Johnson who had disclosed his wish to see his own character Luke Hobbs (a Diplomatic Security Service agent) to open up into another new adventure.
“We have a director who is going to bring the darkness out and bring out the character,” Diesel opined while reminding their focus on creating three more “Fast and Furious” sequels.
Other eminent Hollywood personalities like director F. Gary Gray, NBC Universal’s Vice-Chairman Ron Meyer and Universal Pictures’ Chairman Donna Langley were also present in the conversation. Langley had given some hints how there was a full opportunity to play extra shots with the throng of characters they had in the franchise. She even said that they were in conversations about how they could expand the franchise, as there was a big room to bring characters in and out.
As far as late Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Conner is concerned, Meyer gave some hints of bringing O’Conner back with the help of CGI and body doubles in the eight installation of “Fast and Furious,” Enstarz elaborates.
“Paul won’t be in it, but he’ll be represented in some form or another but whether his image is in it, I can’t tell you yet, but he won’t be in the film as a performer, as an actor, the way we did it last time,” Meyer opined.
In another recent interview with MTV, Diesel revealed his wish to see the 70-year-old Oscar-winner, Helen Mirren in “Fast and Furious 8.”
“They’ve gotta get in line behind Helen Mirren. She is on the list. Be careful what you wish for, Helen,” Diesel said.
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