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Vin Diesel reveals Fast & Furious 8 will be set in New York

It’s been a busy few weeks for the Fast & Furious franchise. After months of searching, the eighth film in the increasingly bonkers saga finally found itself a director in F. Gary Gray, and now it has a confirmed location: New York City.

The news was confirmed by star Vin Diesel during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show, with the actor revealing the next film will be set in "New York, baby!" It’s the first time the series has upped sticks to the East Coast, having spent the last few outings globetrotting from Rio to London.

The traffic-laden, skyscraper-hugging streets of the Big Apple should lend themselves perfectly to the series’ signature brand of vehicular mayhem, and we fully expect to see Diesel driving a tank off the top of the Empire State Building at some point in the film. Directed by Gray, Fast & Furious 8 will open on April 14 2017.

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