Fast and Furious 8 set for 2017 release

AFPLOS ANGELESThe “Fast and Furious” franchise is set to roar into its next phase with an eighth installment due in 2017, the first without Paul Walker, the late actor’s co-star Vin Diesel said Thursday.“Furious 7” has only just raced to the top of the global box ...

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