Written by Shona Smith on Apr 20, 2021. Posted in Production News

Justin Lin brings Fast and Furious 9 action to Edinburgh, Scotland and Tblisi, Georgia

The newly released trailer shows the action thriller on location in scenes that hurtle from London to Tokyo, Central America and Edinburgh.

Justin Lin returns as director having helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters and saw the franchise transformed into a global blockbuster. The franchise has endured for two decades and earned more than USD5 billion. Recent spin off Hobbs and Shaw also shot in Scotland, where Glasgow doubled for a London street pursuit and a power plant in Doncaster for a Chernobyl scene.

The next instalment is set to release on June 25 2021 and will see Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto character  leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most.

Returning cast members include members Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Alita: Battle Angel), Tyrese Gibson (Transformers, Morbius) Chris Bridges (Being Mary Jane, Show Dogs) Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Misfits), Jordana Brewster (Magnum P.I., Dallas) and Sung Kang (Whiskey Cavelier, Hawaii Five-0), with Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great, The Queen), with Kurt Russell (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hateful Eight), and Charlize Theron (Prometheus, The Last Face),  as well as newcomer Cardi B (Being Mary Jane, Hustlers).

The action takes place around the globe, in London, Tokyo, Central America, Edinburgh, a secret bunker in Azerbaijan and the teeming streets of Tblisi. Shooting took place in London, Edinburgh, Tblisi in Georgia, Phuket and Krabi, Thailand and Los Angeles in 2019.

All countries involved in the production offer production incentives. The UK’s 25% cash rebate, Thailand provides a 15 - 20% cash rebate , Georgia has a 20 - 25% cash rebate for features spending at least USD250,000 , and California has 25% tax credit for feature films.

Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel recently announced he was developing a studio in the Dominican Republic.

Director of photography Stephen F. Windon and director Justin Lin on the set of F9.

Image Credits: Universal

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