Furious 8 has a new director!

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Wheelers Team

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October 07, 2015

Furious 8 has a new director!


The “behind the scenes” of the legendary movie series Fast and Furious, is full of drama as well!

Established in 2001, the American Franchise includes series of action movies based on illegal street racing and exciting events featuring the best concept and tuned up cars you can think of!

 The success of the first movie, lead to the production of 6 other editions that kept their audience holding on to their seats. The seventh edition hit the whole world with the death of one of its main actors, Paul Walker who used to captivate fans with his passion for speed, fast cars and acting.

Unfortunately the drama doesn’t stop here. Director of Furious 7, James Wan passed away as did Justin Lin, former director of Furious 3 to 6. The trouble Universal Pictures had, was finding a new director to the Furious 8 movie that is set to premiere in April 2017.

Apparently, Vin Diesel former director, star and producer is let’s say… not easy to work with. To make things more confusing to us, he gave us a hint that Rob Cohen the original film’s director could handle the 8th edition but the studio denied and rejected was has been said in no time.

However, the problem is solved. F. Gary Gray director of “Straight Outta Compton” met with Vin Diesel and Studio executives and the pre- production is in progress!

With new faces, cars and action series on their way, we will definitely be missing Paul Walker’s outstanding performance. To pay tribute to the Hollywood star, let’s remember him through his true passion for cars. There’s no better way than checking out his own private car collection on Wheelers! 

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