‘Fast And Furious 8’ News & Latest Updates: Vin Diesel In Shocking, Darker ‘Star Wars’ Inspired Eighth Installment?

By Cat Speak, Parent Herald November 28, 11:00 am

"Fast And Furious 8" with Vin Diesel as Dominic "Dom" Toretto in the lead will be a "Star Wars" inspired, but shocking and darker follow up to the loss of Paul Walker, who plays Brian O'Conner. The eighth installment in the "Fast And Furious" franchise will the first of the new trilogy on Dom Toretto and his crew.

CinemaBlend cites revelation by Vin Diesel to Entertainment Tonight that "Fast And Furious 8" will see Dom Toretto struggling with the loss of Brian O'Conner. As it sounds, Dom Toretto will be on a downward spiral in "Fast 8" not only because he lost his best friend, but also because Brian O'Conner leaves behind Dom's sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) and their son.

If "Fast And Furious 8" fans think the worst came at the finale of "Fast 7", Vin Diesel promised that more is to come. Essentially, following the journey of Dom Toretto towards reconciliation with the loss will hit the audience hard.

FilmiBeat reminds "Fast And Furious 8" fans of the reveal by director F. Gary Gray that "Fast 8" will evidence influence from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." F. Gary Gray told Collider in an earlier interview that the "Straight Outta Compton" director aims to bring something new into "Fast 8."

One thing "Fast And Furious 8" fans can expect from F. Gary Gray is to strengthen narrative, character and performance to match the beefed up action and effects characteristic of the franchise. F. Gary Gray points to the importance of a balanced combination of these such as what J.J. Abrams delivered with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

As FilmiBeat reports, "Fast And Furious 8" will bring in Vin Diesel with Michelle Rodriguez (Letty) Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs), Jason Statham (Deckard Shaw), Kurt Russell (Mr. Nobody), Charlize Theron (Cipher) and Helen Mirren among others. "Fast 8" will hit the theaters on April 14, 2017.

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