It’s the end of another work week today, which means its also time for Fast Fridays, with the filmmakers offering fans a new glimpse at the Fast and Furious 8 set. Ever since production started, director F. Gary Gray and the cast have taken fans behind-the-scenes to reveal what they have shot throughout the week. Today we go inside an incredible set known as the “Toy Shop.”
If this “Toy Shop” looks familiar, that’s because vehicle coordinator Dennis McCarthy gave fans a tour of this set, which he dubbed “automotive Valhalla” in another video which showcased this incredibly expensive car collection. However, while that video only showed us many of the cars involved, we didn’t get to see anything from the actual scene they were planning, but this new YouTube video features bits and pieces of the action, along with glimpses of stars such as Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Scott Eastwood and many more.
Director F. Gary Gray reveals that this insane car collection includes McLarens, Mazerattis, Mercedes-Benzs, Jaguars and more, but the crown jewel may be a small tank, which we saw in the Iceland Fast Fridays video. The filmmaker describes this vehicle as “one of the most technologically-advanced assault vehicles on planet Earth.” One of the directors’ favorite cars in this whole collection, though, is an old-school, cherry red Corvette. The video ends with Scott Eastwood joking that he let the production use his garage for filming.
The first video that dropped last month revealed that this entire collection of cars was worth a whopping $17 million. We’re not sure exactly how “The Toy Shop” fits into the story, but the brief amount of footage we saw featured a number of cars all rolling out together. Production has already taken place in Iceland, Cuba and Atlanta, with shooting also set to take place in New York City, where the movie is largely set, and Russia. We don’t know how much more filming is left on Fast 8, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted with more updates.
While we don’t see them in this video, the cast also includes Charlize Theron as the new villain Cipher, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, Kurt Russell as Mr. Nobody, Lucas Black as Sean Boswell and Kristofer Hivju, who is said to play Cipher’s main henchman. It was also recently confirmed that Oscar winner Helen Mirren has come aboard for a role in this sequel, although she won’t be getting behind the wheel. Hopefully we’ll get our first look at Helen Mirren in action in a future Fast Fridays video, but for now, check out this week’s video from the set of Fast & Furious 8.