Every week, the cast and crew of Fast and Furious 8 have sent out Fast Fridays videos from set, offering a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the footage they had shot over the past few days. This week, Dwayne Johnson and director F. Gary Gray didn’t feel like waiting until Friday, with the actor and director posting a new photo and video from the set. The video features Dwayne Johnson sporting his orange prison jumpsuit, promising the best prison scene in the history of cinema. It’s defintely something fans have never seen in a movie before.
The Instagram video has Dwayne Johnson teasing a “jail scene” he’s about to shoot with director F. Gary Gray, that will supposedly be “the prison scene of all prison scenes”. Unfortunately, he doesn’t shed any further light on what happens, but perhaps Hobbs is about to make his big escape. Dwayne Johnson also shared a photo ffeaturing Hobbs as he survives a massive pile-up.
This video comes just a week after another new photo gave us our first look at Hobbs in his prison-issued orange jumpsuit. We still have no idea why he was put behind bars in the first place. It’s possible that it’s because this Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent keeps working with Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) and his crew, but that’s only speculation at this point. Filming began this past April in Cuba, where it became the first major studio movie to shoot in the country in over 50 years.
Dwayne Johnson is just part of this massive cast that also includes returning stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell and Lucas Black. There are also a number of new stars joining the Fast family, with Charlize Theron playing the new villain Cipher, Kristofer Hivju portraying Cipher’s main henchman, Scott Eastwood in an unidentified role and even Helen Mirren. The Oscar winner recently confirmed that she has a day’s worth of work on the sequel, but she won’t be doing any driving.
F. Gary Gray, who directed last year’s critical and commercial sensation Straight Outta Compton, is taking the helm on Fast 8, working from a script by Chris Morgan. The writer is responsible for penning every movie in the series, except for the first two, 2001’s The Fast and the Furious and 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious. Universal has already set an April 14, 2017 release date for Fast & Furious 8, and it currently has that date all to itself. But it will be hitting theaters one week after Warner Bros.’ Going In Style remake and Sony’s Smurfs: The Lost Village. Take a look at the latest set photo and video from Fast and Furious 8.