- There’s even more Fast and Furious than you think
Although The Fate of the Furious is officially the eighth installment of the franchise, there’s even more to it than that. In addition to the feature films, there are also two Fast and the Furious short films that were made in order to tie the timeline together.
Both can be found online: The Turbo-Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious and Los Bandoleros, which takes place between the third and fourth films.
- Some cast members can’t drive
Stars Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster didn’t have their driver’s licenses when they were cast for the first film. And they weren’t the only ones: Nathalie Emmanuel, who first starred in Furious 7, currently doesn’t have a driver’s license, although she doesn’t actually drive in either that film or The Fate of the Furious.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 5, 2017
- The cars are definitely not for sale
All the cars from Furious 7 were destroyed as soon as they finished filming in order to prevent people from buying and using them. Producers of the film didn’t want people to purchase and refurbish them with the intent to recreate dangerous scenes.
- The Fate of the Furious Movie Budget $250,000,000
To put that into context for you that is about Ksh25.5trillion (Ksh25,500,000,000) if we are to go but last year’s budget number which had us at roughly 2.6 trillion; this means the movies budget could fund our entire economy for roughly 10years.
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) May 28, 2017
- Car Wreckage
30 cars were catapulted out of a building and onto the ground below during the New York City sequence (also known as the “Zombie Car”) sequence, setting a new franchise record for the most car carnage topping Fast 5‘s vault sequence and FF6‘s tank sequence. 100 of the mangled cars were used to create a “graveyard” where later scenes were filmed.
Tej says what everyone’s thinking.
— Fast & Furious (@FastFurious) June 7, 2017