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Tonight: The world premiere of Fast & Furious 8 in W. Iceland town of Akranes

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  • Akranes harbour and Vin Diesel Parts of the movie were shot in the small fishing town of Akranes. Photo/vísir-akranes-universal

Fans of fast cars, tough talking tough guys and hot and tough babes should head to Akranes tonight, as the world premiere of the eight installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, Fast 8, will take place in the small West Iceland fishing town at 18:00.

At 18:00 tonight (Wednesday April 12) Fast 8 will be shown in the town's movie theatre, Bíóhöllin. Since the movie will be shown in theaters in Reykjavík and Europe later that same night, fans in Akranes are getting a small head start on Fast and Furious fans around the world.

Scenes in the movie were shot in Akranes in 2016, with an old abandoned cement factory by the harbour playing an important role in the film.

The filming of Fast 8 in Iceland was one of the largest and most expensive movie projects in Icelandic history. The residents of Akranes were even asked to participate: At one point during the During the shooting of the film residents of the town were asked to turn on all lights in the town to create a more vivid background for the scene which was being shot.

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