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.