The "Fast & Furious" franchise has taken viewers all over the world. From the streets of Los Angeles to the crowded streets of Tokyo and through the skies and desert highways. New York City get your engines ready because "Furious 8" will return to the movie franchise's roots after Vin Diesel announced the film will be set in New York.
Vin Diesel revealed "Furious 8" would be set in New York City on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday, which is where the idea for the original movie came from. While mainly taking place on the West Coast, the movie franchise will film in the city that never sleeps.
"Something that people don't know is that the first movie came from a Vibe article that was about street racers in New York, and the director and producer at the time reset the whole movie in LA. But the Vibe article that the whole franchise started from actually originated in New York," Diesel dished. "So we're finally bringing it back home, baby!"
Watch the full interview with Diesel below:
On Oct. 8, Director F. Gary Gray announced on Twitter he'd be the one to direct the next installment in the franchise. Gray was the director of the summer hit "Straight Outta Compton," which grossed more than $196 million worldwide.
— F Gary Gray (@FGaryGray) October 8, 2015
Diesel announced on Facebook in September that the franchise would have one final trilogy of films before coming to an end. "Universal has been so good to me and so trusting of the vision. ... They have been like family. ... I promised the studio I would deliver one last Trilogy to end the saga," he wrote in the post.
This years installment, "Furious 7," has made more than $1.5 billion dollars globally. With that much money made, "Furious 7" is now the world-wide fifth-highest grossing film of all-time, while only "The Avengers," "Jurassic World," "Titanic," and "Avatar" have grossed more.
It's unknown if the official title of the film will be "Furious 8," "FF8" or something else entirely. In an interview with MTV News, Diesel said a lot of people are thinking "F8," but he's been calling it "Fast 8."
"I don’t know if the official title’s come out yet. It’s never been the official title. You have to understand. When you talk about titles and you talk about 'The Fast and the Furious,' in the first movie all through production the back of my chair said ’Red Line.’ This is like, this is par for the course for the 'Fast' franchise. We never know what the title is officially," Diesel said.
While the location and director are set, there are still questions about what stars will be in the film. Jason Statham told Access Hollywood in June he'll return as Deckard Shaw and Diesel confirmed Kurt Russell will also come back as Mr. Nobody. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is also expected to be back for the eighth installment.
"Furious 8" is expected to hit theaters on April 14, 2017