The official Twitter account of “Fast & Furious” confirmed that it has begun its first filming day in Cuba.
“Welcome to Cuba – #F8 is now in production!” the tweet reads.
This sets the American production as the first one to film in Cuba’s history.
Movie Web said that the production will focus on principal photography for the week as they also aim to avoid any accidents following the death of a local horse in Iceland while filming “Furious 7.| There is no confirmation yet as to who will join Vin Diesel in the country.
Meanwhile, Vin Diesel, who plays as Dominic Toretto in the action-packed movie series, posted a video clip in the film’s Instagram account while he was with director Gary Grey.
“Right now I’m with my director F. Gary Grey,” he said. “We worked together maybe 17 years ago. And we’re in a place that nobody ever thought would be possible. We are in Havana, Cuba. And you can see how beautiful it is, with all these beautiful people. They didn’t think it could be done. And we’re here, we’re doing it. And there is a lot of love here.”
The actor added that the whole crew was “really proud” to be in Cuba, noting that the place is the paradise where the Torettos started.
“It’s Fast 8. It’s Dom Toretto here. Back in his home, home, homeland! And Gary is about to rip it,” he concluded.
“Fast & Furious 8” will also see the return of original cast Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Jordana Brewster. This will be the first “Fast & Furious” movie without Paul Walker, who died five years ago in a car crash.
The film also welcomes the comeback of “Furious 7” main villain Jason Statham, and newcomer Charlize Theron.
The movie will hit the giant screens next year, April 14.