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mommadeb
January 26th, 2016, 07:17 PM
We just found this out. It is the town I live in and the old cement factory is in my backyard nearly. The harbour is quite close too.

"Fast 8 has already made it known that they will be filming in New York City, while confirming their hopes for shooting in Cuba as well. But, as it has been clear from the previous instalments to the franchise, these films like to spread their wings by venturing into a variety of new territories. Fast 8 will be no different: it’s now been confirmed that Fast 8 will shoot in Iceland too, where there are plans to create the largest explosion in the country’s history.

This story first emerged courtesy of the Icelandic publication Visir, via Comic Book, who have revealed that the Fast & Furious franchise will be filming in the town of Akranes, which is located in the west Iceland.

In fact, Fast 8’s scouts have already picked out some locations from the region that would be perfect, with reports suggesting that the town’s harbor and “Cement Fields” will pop up in the blockbuster.

Are the town’s inhabitants excited at the prospect of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, and Ludacris venturing over and then wreaking havoc? Well, according to Akranes’ mayor Regina Asvaldsdottir, who I assume speaks on behalf of the entire community, they can’t wait, and are hugely excited for production to commence.

Plans and provisions are already being made so that the Icelandic town’s stores and services are not overly affected by the shoot. But that’s going to be rather hard since it’s also been reported that Fast 8 is planning on creating Icelandic history while they’re in the country. And it’s the sort of history that the Fast & Furious franchise loves being involved with, as they’re hoping to pull off the largest explosion to ever take place in Iceland." - By Gregory Wakeman on CinemaBlend

Hulamoon
January 26th, 2016, 07:41 PM
Sounds fun! They film a lot of movies on Kauai and hire extras. A friend was in Indiana Jones as a native. lol.I worked at a hotel and we made food for Jurrasic Park. I made the rap up cake for the cast and crew. I'll have to find a picture. Unfurtunatly a hurricane hit the island and everything came to a halt. They used footage from the storm though.

It's great they bring in business for the locals.

LauraP
January 26th, 2016, 09:17 PM
They filmed a lot of August: Osage County in and around Bartlesville, OK while I lived there. We were always getting star sighting reports. And then they decided to film in the hospital I was working in. They partitioned off the areas and we were all told not to look for the stars. Yeah Right!!!!!!