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Fast and Furious 8 making history and heading to Cuba?

January 12th, 2016 by Marc Comments


It looks like Fast & Furious 8 may take us international once again, this time though they’ll be doing something no other major movie has done since the 1960s: Shooting in Cuba.

Though the movie is set to take place in New York and Atlanta, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are stating that Universal are planning to take advantage of President Obama lifted the U.S. trade embargo in an effort to re-establish ties with the small nation.

Though we have no confirmation, a spokesperson for universal did comment “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.” 

It seems that the biggest issue in filming in Cuba though won’t be the lack of an entertainment industry, though it’s not huge it is in place, but rather the lack of Internet. Though a few carriers have offered roaming services, a full scale satellite based wireless service would be needed for a production this size.

Look for FF 8, directed by F. Gary Gray to hit theaters April 14th 2017.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….