Filming of the guaranteed cinematic cash cow Fast 8 is currently underway and Vin Diesel has been keeping everyone abreast of the production’s wheelings and dealings on Instagram. (Thanks Vin!) The Groot conjurer is refreshingly candid in his Instagram output, sharing lighthearted moments and feelings of emotional vulnerability with a brand of sincerity that makes you want to root for the dude with gusto.
Yesterday, Diesel shared a story from the Fast 8 set showing how the late Paul Walker‘s spirit is still entwined with the latest entry in the series.
Many of the crew members who have worked on several of the past Fast films are here again to help us make something special. One of them at the end of the week came up to me and said wow what we are capturing on film is excellent… And then looked at me and said Paul would be proud.
Diesel has never been shy about expressing the feeling of loss he’s experienced since Walker’s 2013 passing. It’s a sentiment that he’s also supplied in song. (On multiple occasions, as well.) Here are some other tributes to Walker’s memory that Diesel’s posted this year.
Fast 8 is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 14.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)